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# It's never too late to learn math/numbers

Mon 9 Nov, 2009 06:06 pm
Most of us have known that the Arabs gave us math by creating numbers. However, we have not bothered to understand how those numb ers were created. We now have the revelation most of us should have known, but for some reason never understood or learned. It's never too late.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_numerals#cite_note-10

And this from the same friend who sent me the show on sports.

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"my friend"
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* [url]Numbers_0Thru9.ppsNumbers_0Thru9.pps[/url]

Yesterday, I sent the attached E-mail with a PowerPoint attachment. My friend John Forsberg responded with the following comments, so what I sent you was erroneous.
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Tue 10 Nov, 2009 02:32 am
Thats all as clear as mud

What revelations CI?
what errors?
what following comments did John Forsberg make?
oolongteasup

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Tue 10 Nov, 2009 02:45 am
@cicerone imposter,
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Arabs gave us math by creating numbers

ooo err you havent read the wikipedia article

speaking of articles

arabs did give us the words al- jebr
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mysteryman

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Tue 10 Nov, 2009 03:22 am
@cicerone imposter,
You didnt read the article, did you

From the article...
Quote:
The Arabic numerals are the ten digits (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). They are descended from the Hindu-Arabic numeral system developed by Indian mathematicians,
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cicerone imposter

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Wed 11 Nov, 2009 08:44 pm
dadpad, In my lazyness, I made some assumptions such as "arabic numbers," because that's what we were taught in school. In the email I rec'd from a friend, somebody he knows explained how the "arabic" number were designed; it was based on the number of angles. I could not cut and past from the attachment in my email so I got lazy and posted the link from Wiki. Sorry that my laziness caused so many problems with this post. shame on me! and sorry! especially since I try to add good info on a2k to expand our knowledge.

If you can send me your email address by PM, I can forward the email to you, and you can post the link that explains the development of the "arabic" numbers, and the explanations that I misinterpreted.

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Thu 12 Nov, 2009 03:05 am
@cicerone imposter,
Never mind CI. I was just bumping as I thought you must have forgotten to post something because your posts are usually so clear and informative.
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