Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 1 - Whole Numbers - 1.1 Reading and Writing Whole Numbers - 1.1 Exercises: 11

Answer

Yes.

Work Step by Step

It makes sense that we used a system based on ten digits when humans have ten fingers. Imagine how children learn to count. They use fingers. Likewise, the easiest way to count basic numbers is using fingers. It is very possible that when a more complex numeric system was established, people used what they knew (their ten fingers) to build a logical foundation that later became modern mathematics.
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