Arabic numerals

By Frederik Drost

Arabic numerals are the set of ten symbols used in the Hindu–Arabic numeral system, which are the most common symbols used for representing numbers in the world. These symbols include 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. The symbols are derived from the Indian system of numeration and were introduced to Europe by Arabic mathematicians during the Middle Ages. Arabic numerals are used in almost every modern system of writing numbers, including the decimal and the metric systems. They are also used in digital clocks and watches, making them easily recognizable and simple to read.

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