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Chinese numerals

With Chinese numerals you use for decimal numbers the notation

but for calculations you will always use arabic numerals

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

 


Explanation

The Chinees use also symbols for large numbers.

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 100 1000 10 000 100 000 000
亿

 


Additional information

The Chinese mathematician Qin Jiushao (1202 - 1261) introduced the use of the symbol for zero in China.

 


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