Mayan Number System

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The Mayan Number System The Mayan number system follows a base system of five within a base system of twenty using a dot to represent the number one and a line to represent the number twenty. The Mayan number system was also the first number system to have a symbol for the number zero. The Mayans were an extremely intelligent civilization who reached their peak in the sixth century CE. They did many amazing things such as track the cycles of the planets and the sun correctly thousands of years in advance. They also invented chocolate. However, for unknown reasons, in about 900 CE, the Mayan civilization collapsed. The Babylonian Number System The Babylonian number system follows a base 60 system and was developed somewhere between 3000-2500…show more content…
Its economy was mostly based on agriculture and trading. Their major crops were grain and dates and their major export was textiles. There were three classes in their society; slaves, commoners and nobles. Roman Numerals Roman Numerals are a base 10 number system. They are represented by letters of the alphabet. The Ancient Romans were an advanced civilization with beautiful art, amazing architecture, many foods and extremely interesting mythology. They also had a plumbing system from very early on. Binary code Binary code follows a base 1 system using the Arabic number system as symbols as it is made up of only 0s and 1s. The number zero is represented by the symbol 0 and the number one is represented by the symbol 1. However, since it is a base one system, the symbol 2 is not permitted to represent the number two as in binary code; the number two is represented by 10. Arabic Number Binary Code 0 0 1 1 2 10 3 11 4 100 5 101 6 110 7 111 8 1000 9 1001 10 1010 11 1011 12 1100 13 1101 14 1110 15 1111 As you can see from the chart above, the number fifteen is represented by 1111. I was able to work this out by manually by writing each number down until I got to the number 15 however there is an easier method to work out what a number is in binary

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