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 January 9th, 2017, 01:02 PM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,791 Thanks: 630 Math Focus: Yet to find out. The Romans seemed to manage.. For their time.
January 9th, 2017, 01:37 PM   #3
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 Originally Posted by Michaelsrk . . . the pattern you see here:
You posted a non-working link, but probably intended the diagram below.
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 January 9th, 2017, 05:25 PM #4 Newbie   Joined: Jan 2017 From: ohio Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 I'm thinking that 0 is the line dividing 8 from 1 so or
 January 17th, 2017, 09:15 AM #5 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,476 Thanks: 2039 Did you have any particular reason for avoiding use of zero?
January 17th, 2017, 09:40 AM   #6
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 Originally Posted by Michaelsrk Also, you might be interested to know that our numbers represent angles (90 degree angles) So basically you are writing 1(90) 2(180) 3(360) 4(450) 5(540) 6(630) 7(720) 8(810) 9(900)
This is complete nonsense. Arabic numerals are derived from ancient indian script. Not all the shapes are preserved down the ages and "angles" certainly aren't.

January 17th, 2017, 08:46 PM   #7
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 Originally Posted by v8archie This is complete nonsense. Arabic numerals are derived from ancient indian script. Not all the shapes are preserved down the ages and "angles" certainly aren't.
This is a huge pet peeve of mine. Its probably not rational but I absolutely hate people who make up bullshit like this and even go so far as to make an entire video of this stupidity. Glad someone called it out.

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