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Mladen Janković16-May-18 3:31
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Kirk 1038982114-May-18 4:06
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It's hard to see the past with future knowledge.

There were 2 concepts. COUNTING, which everyone had to learn how to do.
And NOBODY bothered COUNTING ZERO of something. Does a cow farmer record ZERO Sheep, ZERO Goats, etc... Nope, he counts cows... And if the count is ZERO... I am certain he is in PANIC mode. LOL

The other concept was MATH. And that is where ZERO is a strict requirement.

And we learn numbers first, then math to this day, but we learn more math sooner.

Also, I have a daughter, I remember teaching her to count. I can't remember teaching her to start at ZERO.

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Here is something interesting about the NAMES for our numbers. Which are NOT good names in English. Because we USED to use BASE 12. The repetition parallel naming starts at 21 (21, 31, 41).

But not 11 (which should be tenny-one, or ten-1 or One-teen [best]... Indicating 10 Plus one)

But because we used to be base 12 (12 inches in a foot, 12 in dozen, etc)... the TEENS start at 13.
Also, implied... Many people were counting much passed this.

And mathematically speaking... Base 12 was superior. It divides by 2,3 and 4. Something 10 cannot do without decimals.

And don't get me started with decimals. try that in ROMAN Numerals. In fact, division of Roman Numerals (without converting to decimal in your head), takes YEARS to master.

So, now we realize we have COUNTING, MATH, and REPRESENTATION...

The last one becomes important. How many times have you seen someone open and close their hands to tell you a bigger number like 20, or 30... Do that using Hexadecimal Representation. LOL...

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