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Re: Arabic Numerals
Posted:
Sep 8, 2012 10:25 PM


Updating this thread is fun:
INTRODUCTION: After 800 AD a 2,800 year old ciphered numerals system was modified. The phasedout ciphered Egyptian, Greek and Hellene number system scaled n/p by LCM m to (mn/mp) before concise 2term, 3term, 4term and 5term unit fraction series were recorded. The regionwide ciphered numeral system scaled rational numbers n/p by LCM (m/m) to mn/mp that calculated concise finite unit fraction series. The system wrote concise unit fraction series inspected the best divisors of mp that summed to mn. The best unit fraction series were often not intuitive, and thus difficult for modern scholars to report as originally computed.
After 800 AD the medieval system scaled nonciphered rational numbers n/p by LCM m in a subtraction context. The modified system recorded Arabic Ghobar script symbols. Replacement HinduArabic symbols scaled rational numbers n/p by subtracting LCM m to (mn  p)/mp that obtained 2term and 3term series. The modified unit fraction system set remainder numerator (mn p) equal to 1 (unity) whenever possible within finite arithmetic statements like:
(n/p  1/m) as (mn p)/mp
and so forth per:
http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/ArabicNumerals.html



