Friday, April 17, 2009

Numbers and Angles



The numbers we all use (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) are known as "Arabic" numbers to distinguish them from the "Roman Numerals" (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, etc). Actually the Arabs popularized these numbers but they were originally used by the early Phoenician traders to count and keep track of their trading accounts.

Have you ever thought why........? 1 means "one", and 2 mean "two"?

It's all about angles!

It's the number of angles. If one writes the numbers down on a piece of paper in their older forms, one can quickly see why. The angles are marked with "o"s.

No 1 has one angle
No 2 has two angles
No 3 has three angles
etc.

and "O" has no angles

2 comments:

Sheena said...

These are just imaginary assumptions.

smiles6 said...

this is actually true. i have done research