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Tempest

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^ 1,500 years? surely you mean 15 years as you literally just said there were no zero's.

Or do you have your facts wrong and are contradicting yourself!

I demand a recount ;)
 

Tempest

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What about 10 years? ;)
No No No NO....!

Sorry, I mean: N N N N....!

On the other hand perhaps I'm getting Zero's and Ow's mixed up.

Perhaps the romans (or should that be rmans) used a Ow letter as they'd not discovered the Zero yet?
 

Tempest

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Xdons in your legs
Xnnis court
News at X
X Pin Bowling
Love me Xder by Elvis
Go camping and put up your Xt
Octopus Xticals.

Vast improvement I'd say.
1ce you get used 2 it.
 

spinaltap

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The Seven Dwarves have been told that from Monday they can meet in groups of six. One of them isn't Happy.
 

Monty Nine

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The idea of zero being invented sounds daft but did you know that the Roman civilisation lasted 1,500 years without the need for a zero in their numbering system.

Cheers,

Nigel
I for one. Don’t believe it.
 

nheather

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I for one. Don’t believe it.
Why not? I'm not referring to the '0s' in 10, 1000, besides the Romans used X and M for those anyway.

I'm saying that they did not have a representation for the number ZERO.

So in Arabic numbers

50 + 20 - 70 = 0

But in Roman numerals

L + XX - LXX = ???? (they didn't have the concept of the number ZERO nor feel the need for one).

I sure they had words for 'nothing' but they didn't have anything in their number system.

So they never encountered the old chestnuts like "what is zero divided by zero" or "what is zero to the power of zero"

Cheers,

Nigel
 

imightbewrong

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I for one got it :)
 

nvingo

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imightbewrong

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nvingo

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Go into a pistrinum and ask for a

XXII
VII

Where are you, and what do you want?
In a bakery, asking for a PIe (22/7)
 
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