Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Number Representation and Calculation - 4.4 Looking Back at Early Numeration Systems - Exercise Set 4.4 - Page 243: 79


Yes, the Babylonian numeration system uses the least number of symbols.

Work Step by Step

Before any conclusion about this fact, we need to know about the symbols and both numeration system. The Babylonian numeration system uses only two symbols, In the table, we can see that the two symbols stand for 1 and 10. Now in Ionic Greek numeration System, we have many Greek symbols and for different numbers, we have to use different symbols, We can have a look at Greek symbols in the table. Therefore, we can easily say that Babylonian numeration system has least symbols than Ionic Greek numeration system.
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