Paul Warren

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Numbers - Poem by Paul Warren

What would we do without numbers
You couldn't count and know what you have
And the great mathematicians would not work

When I was studying Aboriginal culture
There was only one language with a count
I have thought that Aboriginals were disadvantaged
When trading with others

And when wondering what the Romans have done for us
It's not Roman numerals in the confusion they are

The Arabs with their numerals were the best
With them we have succeeded without jest.

© Paul Warren Poetry

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (6/7/2017 3:27:00 AM)

    Here, I would like to suggest that Indians were doing all kinds of mathematical calculations with proper numerals thousands of years ago and works of India's old mathematicians are still available. Thanks. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 7, 2017



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