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Introductio Arithmetica

Nicomachus was said to be born in Palestine, particularly at Gerasa which is now known as Jordan. He came from a well-off family, his family was said to be a merchant who traded with some of the well known aristocrats. He learned a lot from outside of his city particularly in Alexandria where the most famous days of Pythagoreanism is known (“Nicomachus of Gerasa”). His work Introductio arithmetica was credited because he was the first ever person to discuss arithmetic separately from geometry. Although his work was based on the word arithmos, which in English means numbers, he really don’t calculate it mathematically but rather the answers are based through speculative thinking or are just a reasonable guesses. Nicomachus considers…