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Symbol for Integers


Date: 5/19/96 at 20:49:17
From: Anonymous
Subject: Algebra

Hi, I was wondering why the symbol for integers was z.  If you know 
the answer or could tell me someone who might know the answer, let me 
know. 

Thanks.


Date: 5/28/96 at 20:59:41
From: Doctor Pete
Subject: Re: Algebra

Z is the abbreviation for "Zahlen," which I believe is German for 
"numbers."

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