12 Jan (02): History of Numbers...& Numbers as a Language

In the early civilisations, people started the use of numbers to meet basic needs. Do you know what is that?
As a result, number systems are from different cultures invented different number systems.

  • The symbols of writing numbers are called numerals.
  • The number system we use today is the Hindu-Arabic numeration system.
Identify one number system (other than the the Hindu-Arabic) to represent the year 2010.
Briefly describe how you derive at the representation.

You may refer to wikipedia write-up on "Arabic numerals": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_numerals

Submitting your work...

  • Create a post in your personal blog with the Heading "12 January: Numbers as a Language"
  • Submit the permlink of that post to COMMENTS (below).

Complete the task by this weekend (16 January 2010)...

Submissions received:

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