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The Egyptians - Numerals

The Egyptians - Numerals

The Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphs using symbols for both numbers and words

There were different hieroglyphs for 1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000

=1
= 10
= 100
= 1,000
= 10,000
= 100,000
= 1,000,000

Numbers were written with the highest number first

For example:

1,111 =

200,250 =



1,122,132 =





*Main image by Jeff Dahl

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