Chinese Inventions: Decimal System
Aden Frosch & Vishnu Ramachar
How it was used
The Chinese would use characters in stead of the alphabet. When using numbers that are higher than nine they would add a zero or a blank at the end. So 10 would look like 10 blank, the blank means zero. So 10 would be written as 100. So if you had 11 it would look like 101. When the numbers were written as the alphabet, 857 would be written as eight hundred plus fifty plus 7, or if you had 749days it would be seven hundred plus four decades plus 9 of days.
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