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# Egyptian Numerals

## Convert Arabic to Egyptian Numbers

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## Answers to Questions (FAQ)

### What are Egyptian numerals? (Definition)

Egyptian Numerals is a numbering system based on the use of symbols to represent numbers.

Unlike our Arabic numeral system, the Egyptians primarily used symbols related to powers of 10.

### How to write a number with Egyptian numerals?

The Egyptian numeral system was additive (position does not matter) and decimal (base 10).

To write a number, the Egyptians had available 7 signs / digits all having a value of a power of 10 which had to be repeated as many times as necessary:

 πΊ 1 10 100 1000 10000 100000 1000000

Use the form at the top of this page to convert an Egyptian number.

Example: 123 is written π’πππΊπΊπΊ

The number zero does not exist in this system, the absence of a symbol indicates that there is 0.

Example: 2001 is written πΌπΌπΊ

The Egyptians sometimes used fractions (vertically), the symbol of which is π

Example: 1/3 is written
π
πΊπΊπΊ

(NB: no 1 in the numerator)

### How to convert an Egyptian number into Arabic numerals?

Identify each Egyptian symbol and add their values in Hindu-Arabic numerals, the sum obtained is the result of the conversion.

Example: π’π’πΊπΊπΊ sis written with 2 times π’ that is the symbol for the value 100 and 3 times πΊ that is the symbol for the value 1. Therefore the sum is $2 \times 100 + 3 \times 1 = 203$

### How to recognize a Egyptian numbers?

In Egypt, the symbols of the figures are hieroglyphics representing:

 πΊ 1 stroke/bar/stick π 10 hobble/yoke/bridge π’ 100 rope/spiral πΌ 1000 water-lily/lotus π­ 10000 finger π 100000 tadpole π¨ 1000000 Heh/God π / mouth

Egyptian Numeral symbols can be used in tattoos for their aesthetic, dates of birth are not necessarily the best choice.

References to Egypt such as the pyramids or the pharaohs are clues.

### How to write a date with Egyptian numbers?

The management of the dates of the Egyptian calendar was based on the fluctuations of the Nile and the harvests (therefore nothing reliable or reproducible). Writing a date of birth in Egyptian numbers is an anachronism.

However, it is possible to write a date by separating the 3 numbers of the day, month and year.

Example: 2034-12-21 could be translated - -

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