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Mini-Quiz: Numbers and the Numeral System

by Ron Kurtus (revised 6 June 2015)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why do children count on their fingers?

Because they have ten fingers and ten toes

It is an easy and logical way to count

Because they don't know how to use a calculator

2. What is the symbol or number for seven hundred twenty three?

Seven hundred twenty three

700 23

723

3. Why was the Roman numeral systems abandoned for the Hindu-Arabic system of numbers?

People became angry at the Romans for their high taxes

Roman numerals are difficult to use for addition and multiplication operations

No one really knows why the change to the Arabic numbers was made

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Arithmetic. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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