A faster method for multiplying very big numbers

The multiplication of integers is a problem that has kept mathematicians busy since Antiquity. The "Babylonian" method we learn at school requires us to multiply each digit of the first number by each digit of the second one. But when both numbers have a billion digits each, that means a billion times a billion or 1018 operations.

A faster method for multiplying very big numbers

The multiplication of integers is a problem that has kept mathematicians busy since Antiquity. The "Babylonian" method we learn at school requires us to multiply each digit of the first number ...

Fri 12 Apr 19 from Phys.org

We've found a quicker way to multiply really big numbers

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Wed 10 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker ...

Tue 9 Apr 19 from ABC Science

Mathematicians may have found the fastest way to multiply huge numbers

A new theoretical method for multiplying enormous figures appears to achieve a speed first predicted decades ago.

Mon 8 Apr 19 from ScienceNews

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