Babylonian numeration systemThe Babylonian numeration system was developed between 3000 and 2000 BCE. Example #1: 5 is written as shown: 45 is written as shown: 62 is written as shown: The babylonians introduced the big space after they became aware of this ambiguity. The number 4871 could be represented as follow: 3600 + 1260 + 11 = 4871 How would they represent the number 60? Since there was no zero to put in an empty position, the number 60 would thus have the same representation as the number 1 If this had become a major problem, no doubt the babylonians were smart enough to come up with a working system 




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