TITLE

Where do NUMBERS come from?: Mayan numbers Roman numbers

PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Think of a Number;2005, p18
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 discusses the counting systems devised by the ancient Mayans and Romans. It asserts that Ancient Mayans were able to perfectly track the date and purports that they counted in twenties using their toes and fingers as well as with their alphabet numbers. On the other hand, it argues that the Romans counted in tens and utilized letters as numerals.
ACCESSION #
43901427

 

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