Who invented the multiplication table?
Everyone remembers the multiplication table from school. Indeed, this simple but effective system allows us to easily perform simple mathematical actions. But who invented the multiplication table?
It is considered to have created a multiplication tableAncient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras. Even the table itself carries a second name - the Pythagorean table. From the scientist, there is no documentary evidence of his scientific activity, but there are indirect evidence.
The first image of the multiplication table appeared inbook "Introduction to arithmetic," which was written by the Greek Nikomakh Gerazsky, who lived at the turn of the first and second centuries. In his book he refers to the fact that such a table was invented and first used by Pythagoras in the 11th century BC. e.