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I introduced the word "vinculum" to my Math classes, and told them that this word refers to the fraction bar. A student asked where this name came from. I am thinking of making this an extra credit projectm but would like to know myself. I have searched the Web, but would like a condensed report on the history of this word. Thaks for your immediate reply to this question.



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In Latin, the word "vinculum" means "chain".

Vince Calder


Please try this website:

http://members.aol.com/jeff570/grouping.html

AK

Ali Khounsary, Ph.D.
Advanced Photon Source
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