“Deviant” arithmetics


“Our system of numbers is not necessarily the best in that it does not make arithmetic as easy as possible”: those words introduce an article published by the NEW SCIENTIST on the 22.nd of April, 1982.

I’m quite sure that, if the ancient Romans had a decimal system, they would have adopted a system of numbers like this.


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