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  • john.hertford john.hertford Nov 3, 2012 2:34 PM Flag

    Numbers Theory # 2; Or, How I Won a Bar Bet. Plus, a Mystery.

    Well, absolutely not my comfort zone. It might be worth noting though that "our" numbers are actually called Arabic numbers and originated in India, spread to Europe via the middle east. Could be China adopted them before Europeans did, at least what we refer to as Thailand today did...

    Given that Europe was the, and forgive my ignorance here, light of the, at least military, world for the past few centuries and heavily influenced the Americas, Africa, and a large part of the Asian world I´ll speculate that this is how the dominance of Arabic numbers came about.
    You can surely google that though...

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