N S Gill - Ancient/Classical History

The widespread and persistent myth that it is easier to multiply and divide with Hindu-Arabic numerals than with Roman ones. | The Renaissance Mathematicus

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Last Sunday the eminent British historian of the twentieth century, Richard Evans, tweeted the following: Let’s remember we use Arabic numerals – 1, 2, 3 etc. Try dividing MCMLXVI by XX…

Source: The widespread and persistent myth that it is easier to multiply and divide with Hindu-Arabic numerals than with Roman ones. | The Renaissance Mathematicus

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