Ancient Egyptian Algebra

Posted 2010.08.10 21.56 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Seems that ancient Egyptians used a base-ten system, but they did not use placement and had no concept of zero.

Whereas the Babylonians, using their base-sixty system, did have both placement and zero. Very cool stuff.

The Mayans also understood zero, they used a base-twenty system along with placement.

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