whiteoctave wrote:i have not seen Roman numerals in greek, though they surely exist, but presumably either in official inscriptions demanded by the Romans or in the late period of their domination by Rome and thereafter.
Eureka wrote:Roman numerals are silly and unwieldy. Why would any self-respecting Greek use them?
annis wrote:I remain astonished that Greeks and Romans did arithmetic at all. Neither system is exactly convenient for doing sums.
John L wrote:How did they do mathmatics?
John L wrote:mingshey,
Thanks for the answer! That sounds like Greek math would be hard to learn. What about today, is it any different?
mingshey wrote:(They got around the problem of irrational numbers by treating one as a side of a square of integer area.)
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