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The record is made up of F. 121r-121v. It was created in 16th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Treatise on an arithmetical problem by Abū ‘Alī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham (أبو علي الحسن بن الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم; d. ca 1040).

Begins (f. 121r, lines 3-4):

المسئلة نريد أن نجد عددًا إذا قسم على اثنين بقي منه واحد وإن قسم على ثلثة بقي

منه واحد ...

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F. 121r-121v
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Arabic in Arabic script
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IO Islamic 1270, f 121r-121v

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16th century (CE, Gregorian)

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  • Sezgin, Fuat, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums , vol. 5 (Leiden: Brill, 1974), p. 358-74 (especially 366-67)
Arithmetic -- Early works to 1900
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Qawl fī istikhrāj mas’alah ‘adadīyah قول في استخراج مسئلة عددية Alhazen ابن الهيثم, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, IO Islamic 1270, f 121r-121v, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 February 2020]

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