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Geometric Addition + Logarithms = Geometric Multiplication

Mathematicians often argue that anything which can be represented numerically or algebraically can also be represented geometrically. This is perhaps true even to the
extent that simple numeric calculations can be demonstrated geometrically. The following example illustrates one such geometric process of addition.

Author(s):

Elliott Ostler

Date Accepted: 2006-10-07 Grade Group: High School (9-12) Benchmarks: M1.3.4 M1.3.11 M2.3.12 M2.4.3 Keywords: multiplication computation exponents logarithms number line geometric calculation PDF Document: 08_28_06_1.pdf