# Definition:Egyptian Numerals

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## Definition

The Ancient Egyptian system of counting consisted of grouping a number of symbols of powers of $10$.

The **Egyptian numerals** are:

To express other numbers than these, symbols are repeated.

For example, $276$ in Egyptian hieroglyphics could be written as:

## Sources

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): $10$ - 1997: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $10$ - 2008: Ian Stewart:
*Taming the Infinite*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $1$: Tokens, Tallies and Tablets: The Ancient Egyptians - 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**number systems**