﻿ Number and Digit – what is difference

# Number and Digit

Number and Digit what is difference? First of all, you need to know that the symbols that are used to indicate the numbers were invented in India 1,500 years ago. The Europeans learned about these symbols from the Arabs, because the Arabs began to use them before anyone else. And the rest of the peoples learned about them from the Arabs.

What does the word digit mean? This word is of Arabic origin and means zero or empty space. There are only ten of them. They are designed to represent a number. Here's a list:

## 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

True, there are only 10 of them. But zero is not used for counting. Therefore, the counting begins like this: one, two, three ............ and e.t. What is the difference between a number and a digit?

Let's now see how a number differs from a digit. If digits did not exist, numbers would not exist. The first of them is 10. To write ten you need two digits 1 and 0. This is exactly why digits were needed, they denote numbers. Numbers differ from digits in that they have no end. They start at ten and do not end. For example:

## 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 ........ 102 ..

The numbers listed here are called natural numbers. In the series of natural numbers, each previous number is greater by 1. Therefore, they cannot be counted.

In addition to Arabic numbers, we also know Roman numbers. Roman is also used for, designation of quantity. And these numbers can also denote an unlimited number. But Arabic numbers are much more practical, so Roman numbers were replaced with Arabic ones. Roman:

## I, V, X, L, C, D, M

There were times when people didn't have counting systems. But after centuries, people began to invent them. For example, many ancient peoples had alphabets, they used the letters of the alphabet as numbers. But then, when empires conquered countries in those countries, they began to use those systems and symbols that empires used. This is why almost the entire world has used Roman numbers. But in the Middle Ages, the Pope saw the Arabic numeral system and realized that it was much more practical than the Roman system, and began to promote this system. Besides this, the Maya had a system of numbers, it is also similar to these systems. By the way, you can see it in the left menu.

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