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# Purpose of the abacus?

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###### Wiki User

###### September 26, 2012 9:52AM

The **abacus**, also called a **counting frame**, is a
calculating tool used primarily in parts of Asia for performing
mathematical processes. The abacus was in use centuries before the
adoption of the written modern numeral system and is still widely
used by merchants, traders and clerks in Asia, Africa, and
elsewhere.

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