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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.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M1.3.4, M1.3.11, M2.3.12, M2.4.3
Subject Keywords: Multiplication, Computation, Exponents, Logarithms, Number Line, Geometric Calculation

Author(s): Elliott Ostler
PUMAS ID: 02_28_06_1
Date Received: 2006-08-28
Date Revised: 2006-10-05
Date Accepted: 2006-10-07

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