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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9… and 0. With simply these ten symbols, we are able to write any rational quantity possible. However why these explicit symbols? Why ten of them? And why can we prepare them the best way we do? Alessandra King provides a quick historical past of numerical programs.
Lesson by Alessandra King, animation by Zedem Media.