## RPN |

Stands for **R**everse **P**olish **N**otation,
because it was invented by a Polish mathematician named
Lukasiewicz. RPN is a way of expressing a series of mathematical
operations, commonly founded on Hewlett-Packard calculators.

RPN is characterized by placing an operator after the quantities on which it operates. For example, this expression

a + ( b / ( c + d ) ) - ewould be expressed this way in RPN:

a b c d + / + e -

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