Adding Larger Mayan Numbers

by Steven Fought

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Figure A

The Mayan number 66, the sum of 37 and 29

 

 

Figure B

Adding two larger Mayan numbers

 

 

Figure C

Fill in places A and B with the appropriate Mayan symbols:

 
 

Can you devise a scheme for subtracting Mayan numbers?
 

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Sarah Seastone Fought
4 January 1997