Recording commerce was as important in ancient times as it is today. The Egyptians used hieroglyphic characters to record numbers. Hieroglyphic numbers were recorded in multiples of 10 – a base 10 system. We still use a base 10 numbering system today.Get Started
Modern arabic numbers and hieroglyphic numbers are both grouped in multiples of 10. Hieroglyphic numbers were written by with characters that represented units of 10 … 10, 100, 1,000, etc. Just like in modern times, the Egyptians had ways to write non-specific quantities like several and many. Egyptian fractions were based on the same system as hieroglyphic numbers. Books as reference for further learning.