Does anyone know how to play the Abacus?

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Does anyone know how to play the Abacus?

Postby Wesley1982 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:36 am

I remember something called an Abacus - I think it is a popular Chinese game.
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Re: Does anyone know how to play the Abacus?

Postby Bonsai Doug » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:43 am

The only abacus I'm aware of is an ancient counting frame used for math calculations.

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Re: Does anyone know how to play the Abacus?

Postby KeithBC » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:50 am

Yes. It is not a game, but a Chinese calculator. I did know how to use it at one time. I could probably still remember how to add and maybe subtract, but I have definitely forgotten multiplication. I'm not sure if I ever even learned division.

I used to keep one by my computer, with a label that said, "For use in case of power failure."

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Re: Does anyone know how to play the Abacus?

Postby Wesley1982 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:42 am

I see. cool thanks for the .gif image
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Re: Does anyone know how to play the Abacus?

Postby dharmagoat » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:05 pm

Wesley1982 wrote:Does anyone know how to play the Abacus?

You play it just like a washboard. In fact the sound is very similar.
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Re: Does anyone know how to play the Abacus?

Postby Nosta » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:17 pm

There is the decimal abacus, the chinese, the japanese...

You can find tutorials on internet on how it works.

Basically its a calculator.
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