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# Where do NUMBERS come from?: How did counting begin?

PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Think of a Number;2005, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It explores how the modern decimal system began. It argues that it is certain that people used their hands when they first started counting since most of them have ten fingers to count with and notes that they count in base ten because of this. It also notes that the fingers gave a way to communicate numbers without needing words. Other counting information is presented.
ACCESSION #
43901423

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