Have you ever thought why…….. 1 means “one”, and 2 means “two”?

The roman numerals are easy to understand but what was the logic behind the phonecian numbers?

It’s all about angles !

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It’s the number of angles.

If one writes the numbers down (see below) on a piece of paper in their older forms, one quickly sees why.

I have marked the angles with “o”s.

No 1 has one angle.

No 2 has two angles.

No 3 has three angles.

etc.

and “O” has no angle

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Interesting, isn’t it?

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