Vertical horizon A new number system like none other before it. Start Here I started thinking in math class, and I knew that I wanted to have a two part number system. I decided to use different types of brackets to

represent units of ten; 10, 100, 1000, 10,ooo, 100,000,

and 1,000,000. I then put a symbol that represented numbers 1-9 inside the bracket to show

how many of each unit there was. I soon realized though that since there was no pattern to the brackets the number system would take to long to write with numbers past one billion because there would

be no symbols for one billion. I decided to change strategies Instead of using brackets to represent units of ten

I decided to use vertical and horizontal lines, thus the

name vertical horizon. Each vertical line represents one zero while each horizontal line represents three zeros so this is ten thousand because there is one vertical line and one horizontal line

or four zeros, and ten thousand has four zeros. My next step was to find a way to represent how many of each ten unit there was. The way that I do it is this. I also have symbols for numbers

1-9 which I put on top of the ten unit so this is

twenty thousand because there is a two symbol

above the ten thousand symbol. Here are the symbols for numbers 1-9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (2 symbol) If you are writing a one digit integer or a number that has 1-9

in the ones place, the digit in the ones place is written as itself

without a ten base symbol below it. Let us practice now. =1,234,907 =9,634,072,837 =632 now you try =2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1,000,000,000= 10,000,000= 1o1,o1o= 5o2= 27,453= he End Questions? Comments? Remember =0 =000 I soon realized though that since there was no

pattern to the brackets the numbers would

take to long to write out with numbers past

one billion because there would be no symbol for one

billion. I have lived with the giants of Easter Island on sundays every week since I was born. The giants are a brilliant population

but they have one flaw: they do not understand the Hindu-Arabic

number system. Because of this I have made it my goal to create a system that they will understand. My number system relates to the Hindu-Arabic system

because they both use symbols to represent the

numbers. Also they both go up on a ten base. Finally,

they both have place value because in my system

you write the biggest symbol on the left,

and smallest on the right.

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# Vertical Horizon

My new number system

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