The Egyptians invented a decimal
system. They used 7 different symbols.
1 was represented by a single
10 was shown by drawing one hobble.
100 was shown with a drawing one
coil of rope.
1,000 was represented by a drawing
of one lotus plant.
10,000 was shown as one finger.
100,000 was represented by a
drawing of one frog. (A hieroglyphic of six frogs in a row would
1,000,000 was represented by the
figure of a god with raised arms
here to see a picture of these symbols.
The ancient Egyptians put symbols together to create huge numbers!
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