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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What is an Abacus?


If you are investigating
How to do your calculating
Without using your fingers or your toes,
Then the Abacus will do
The arithmetic for you
By organizing beads on rods in rows.

The word originated as
Has been so speculated
From "abax", spoken by the Ancient Greeks.
A table for the purpose
To do math on its surface,
Used exclusively by ancient geeks.

By Kerin Gedge
Copyright 2013

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