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### Author Topic: Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements  (Read 10277 times)

#### standalone

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##### Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements
« on: 28/12/2009 04:06:03 »
The todays world scenario is the gift of the those who created the number 0,1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9.It is used in each and every field very extensively.let's imagine science without those numbers just cannot be imagineable...

#### Geezer

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##### Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements
« Reply #1 on: 28/12/2009 05:13:06 »
Not really. We could have stopped after 1, or anywhere else, and done just fine. The decimal counting system is only a consequence of our having ten fingers. If we had sixteen fingers, the number 16 would be represented by 10. Zero is perhaps the greatest invention.

#### standalone

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##### Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements
« Reply #2 on: 28/12/2009 06:27:41 »
16 or whatever, all are the integration of  0-9 . Yes 0 is the prominent thats why different from romam any others and also 0 was developed lately.

#### RD

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##### Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements
« Reply #3 on: 28/12/2009 17:34:53 »
The decimal counting system is only a consequence of our having ten fingers.
If we had sixteen fingers, the number 16 would be represented by 10.

I heard of a guy in the UK with six digits on each hand who was exceptionally good at the mental arithmetic required for pre-decimal currency calculations as a result, (12 pennies in a shilling, 240 pennies in a pound). He was flummoxed when Britain went decimal.
« Last Edit: 28/12/2009 17:41:11 by RD »

#### standalone

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##### Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements
« Reply #4 on: 31/12/2009 16:08:39 »
Numbering system definetely related to our digits.

#### wolfekeeper

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##### Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements
« Reply #5 on: 01/01/2010 16:19:56 »
0 and 1 are the clever ones, everything else is just unnecessary elaboration!

#### standalone

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##### Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements
« Reply #6 on: 02/01/2010 09:19:30 »
ARe you saying binary ?

#### Geezer

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##### Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements
« Reply #7 on: 04/01/2010 00:44:11 »
I'm sure he is. So did I.

Binary seems to work rather well.

#### Bored chemist

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##### Number 0 to 9 is one and only the greatest achievements
« Reply #8 on: 04/01/2010 21:39:26 »