Verbal Numbers: Another Number Representation

The representation of numbers has been evolving since antiquity and will surely continue to evolve in the future. If we read the history of mathematics, different civilizations had different representations of numbers.

One of the old numerals that we still use is the Roman numerals. The advent of computers and the development of number theory developed finite number systems such as the binary, octal and hexadecimal system as well as their representations. The first two use digits of the decimal number system while hexadecimal uses the letters of the alphabet to represent digits greater than 9.¬† » Read more