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The Hindu-Arabic Numerals were Unique

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in response to reader comment: Our dear "Robert" who is lost in time and space: Hieratic (Egyptian) numerals predate the Arab numerals by thousands of years

Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Oct 24, 2018 at 15:22

Dhimmi, Dhimmi, Dhimmi,

You're still a confused Dhimmi. You are missing the point by citing the Roman Numerals I, II, III. What made the particular Hindu-Arabic Decimal Numeration System unique are two things:

(1) There were ONLY 10 Digits, one of which was the Zero (a space-holder, essentially); and

(2) by shere juxtaposition ANY Number, no matter how LARGE could be expressed; in other words, 10 symbols were enough, and there was no need for Repetition because of a Lack of a symbol.

For example, in the Roman System, 2 + II, because there is not a special symbol for 2. And ) acts as a Place Holder for some Power of 10.

Or, is this too much Higher Mathematics for you, Dhimmi?

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