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Name: Jason
Status: educator
Grade: 6-8
Location: IL
Country: USA
Date: N/A 


Question:
How did the Arabic numerals get their shapes? I have recently seen several items going around the Internet that talk about the number of angles in the number is the number. The numeral 7 is a bit of a stretch, with this paradigm, but the numeral 9 is even more or a stretch. Is there any algorithm that was used to create the Arabic numerals?



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Jason

Here is an article from Wikipedia that provides the latest and best discussion about numeric symbols.

Since you are an educator I'll let you read it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu%E2%80%93Arabic_numeral_system

Sincere regards,
Mike Stewart



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