Numbers and NumeralsDate: 09/06/97 at 22:22:12 From: Shavon Moore Subject: Algebra 1 What's the difference between a number and a numeral? I think a number is a digit and a numeral is like Roman or something. Date: 09/12/97 at 20:53:09 From: Doctor Mike Subject: Re: Algebra 1 Hi Shavon, Yes, you are pretty much correct. A numeral is a way of representing a number. For instance the number seven can be represented by "7" or by "VII". There have been many number writing systems in history. One by the Mayan people used the following symbol for seven: . . _____ I hope this helps. -Doctor Mike, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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