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Poem about the algorism - "in the case of division, begin at the left" | 19-Mar-16

Enquirer is trying to find a poem about Al Khwarizmi's new pen and paper method of calculating (the algorism). It was written in the Middle Ages by a European polymath possibly in iambic hexameters in Latin, although what the enquirer read was in English. One of the lines went something like "in the case of division, begin at the left".

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