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Egyptian Number System

MATH 50
by

Andrea Castaneda

on 18 September 2012

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By: Andrea Castaneda Egyptian Number System Thank you! THE END!! This numeral system started
around 3000 BC! When did it start? The changes occurred in 3 time spans!
1st: Old Kingdom (2700-2200 BC)
2nd: Middle Kingdom (2100-1700 BC)
3rd: New Kingdom (1600- 1000 BC) BUT... the numbers underwent changes The Egyptians used symbols for every 10! How did they count their numbers? 1 =Staff
10 = Heel bone
100 =Coil of rope
1000 = Lotus flower
10,000 = Pointing finger
1,000,000 = Astonished man The symbols are... Th e Old Kingdom The Middle Kingdom The New Kingdom One of the three oldest writing systems along with Babylonians and Indians Why is it so important? POP QUIZ!! 1. How many kingdoms
were there? 2. PLEASE COME TO THE BOARD AND
DRAW THE REPRESENTATION
OF 10 Holt, Lloyd. "Number Systems." Number Systems. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Aug. 2012. <http://www.math.twsu.edu/history/topics/num-sys.html>.
"Egyptian Numerals." Egyptian Numerals. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Sept. 2012. <http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/HistTopics/Egyptian_numerals.html>.
"Egyptian Mathematics." - History of Mathematics. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2012. <http://www.experiment-resources.com/egyptian-mathematics.html> Works Cited
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