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The ancient Egyptian numeric system did not operate on a "base" system such as we use today; it is true that the system used units, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands and so on, but each of these numeric values was represented by completely differentnumerals.

So in our own system the number 538 is not the same as 835, but in the Egyptian system it could be identical - because it was written with the signs for 5x100, 3x10 and 8x1 and it would mean the same if written in reverse (8 units, 3 tens and 5 hundreds).

This explains why no zero was required - simply leaving out one kind of numeric sign meant the absence of that particular value.

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The Babylonian Sexagesimal System is the Babylonian Number System. We use the Hindu-Arabic System with a base 10, while the Ancient Babylonians invented their own number system with a base 60. That's the reason why it's also called the Sexagesimal Number System, it's based on number 60. They used to be printed into baked clay by a stylus. For more information got to the following sites: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/babylon/index.htm http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Babylonian_numerals http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Babylonian_numerals.html There's tons of information there, that's where I got all mine. I'm doing an A2 Math poster on Babylonian Number System and it's supposed to be handed in to my teacher on Wednesday. I've written 2 pages on it already. Hope that helps......and wish me luck on my poster!

They used the Egyptian Calender.

maybe or maybe not Whenever we use paragraphs marked with a, b, c, d..... or A, B, C, D...the Greek numbering system is used.

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