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Re: Algorithm questions...by Elias (Pilgrim) 
on Nov 23, 2000 at 16:09 UTC ( #43125=note: print w/ replies, xml )  Need Help?? 
I think you will really enjoy reading The crest of the peacock, noneuropean roots of mathematics It has nice examples of very logical, but completely different ways of performing calculations (have you ever multiplied 2x2 with Mayan numerals?) which range from the blatantly obvious (the Aztec representation of 5) to the bizarre (the way the Babylonians handled irrational numbers). If your interviewee can handle these, it is likely that he or she can also manage complex algorithms.
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