Q: Why did early traders use the abacus?

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The Inventor Of Early Abacus Was Napier Bones.

The minimum number of bars on an abacus is nine. An abacus is a calculating tool that was used before the written numeral system came into use. It is still used by merchants and traders in countries in Asia and Africa.

The abacus was an early calculator; no 'basically' about it.

The Sumarian abacus appeared as early as 2700 BC, The ancient Egyptians and the Persians also used the abacus

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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well here is the answer ! :)Some people use the abacus to solve some mathematical calculations

China Answer: The abacus has a history going back to 2500 BCE when it was first used in Sumeria.Later and improved versions were in use in Babylonia, Egypt, Persia, India, China, Rome and Greece. There are reports of abaci in India as early as the 1st century CE. The first use of Chinese abacus is not documented until the 14th Century CE although there is evidence in Chinese illustrations that they were in common use as early as 1100 CE. It was similar to the modern abacus. From China the abacus spread into Japan and Korea.Some scholars point to an independent development of the abacus in Mesoamerica by the Mayans and Aztecs. These were of course based on the base 20 not 10 as in Asia and Europe.

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One of the advantages of the abacus is that it is easy to use. Another is that it does not require electricity to work. You can use it no matter where you are.

Known as a counting devise, the abacus has been in use for many centuries

People realized that they could only count so high with their fingers and toes, so the abacus was invented as an early calculator.

It was an abacus counting device

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Thailand vegetable vendors use abacus, nowadays abacus is gaining popularity in India, US and taught by many schools

Many of the early trappers/fur traders in America were French.

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The Vikings.

Around 2500BC the first Abacus appeared in Sumaria. It arrived in Persia about 600BC. The Greek Abacus is recorded to have been in use about 500BC

An abacus is an ancient Chinese calculator that is still in use today.

Go and puncy one ande then se what hapens to your hand and then blame the abacus