Thursday, September 20, 2007

All about numbers....Really very very interesting

The numbers we all use (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) are known as "Arabic " numbers to

distinguish them from the "Roman Numerals" (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, etc). Actually

the arabs popularized these numbers but they were originally used by the early

phonecian traders to count and keep track of their trading accounts.

Have you ever thought why ........ 1 means "one", and 2 means "two"? The roman

numerals are easy to understand but what was the logic behind the phonecian


It's all about angles !

It's the number of angles. If one writes the numbers down (see below) on a piece

of paper in their older forms, one quickly sees why. I have marked the angles with


No 1 has one angle.

No 2 has two angles.

No 3 has three angles.


and "O" has no angles


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