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Hebrew numerals

The old Jews used the hebrew alphabet to express numerals. It began with

א ב ג ד ה ו ז ח ט י

what corresponds with the arabic numerals

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 


Zero

There is no 0. There's been discussion for centuries whether or not 0 is a number. Today we call it a number, and for writing decimal numbers we need it.

 


Large numbers

The Jews had no decimal system. Because of that there were also letters for large numbers

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
א ב ג ד ה ו ז ח ט

10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
י כ ל מ נ ס ע פ צ

100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900
ק ר ש ת ך ם ן ף ץ

 


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