The evolution of the ancient numeral system has grown in leap and bound, as we know it today, has evolved from many civilizations ago to the present system. For example, we had the Egyptian numeral systems, Tally numeral systems, Hindu-Arabic numeral systems, Roman numeral systems, Babylonian numeral systems,and Mayan numeral systems. Let us analyze which system that we owe the most.
Today we can show any other amount or any sort of combination by using ten symbols : 0,1.2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. These symbols can be arranged to show any combination that is needed. We must think the Hindus for developing these symbols.
The Egyptian used a base 10 system of hieroglyphs for numerals. By hieroglyphs,
we mean that each unit is separated by one symbol, one ten, one hundred, one thousand, one ten thousand, one hundred thousand, and one million.
The Roman Numerals symbols are widely used today. They are seen on the corner of some public buildings, or to mark an even such as Super Bowl, or perhaps the year a movie has been released.
The Babylonian, in turn had created a system called, base
sixty systems, or sexagesimal system. They work with numbers less than sixty,
which probably helped created 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute,
360° in a circle, and also other measurements.
Mayan numeral system is very similar to the Babylonian. Instead, the Mayans
chose different numbers as their bases. This system is unique to our current
decimal system, which has a base 10, in that the Mayan's used a vigesimal
system, which had a base 20.