Sunday, November 18, 2007

20,000

Last night, at about 10:30 PM Eastern time, I reached twenty thousand hits. Peppylady was that twenty thousandth visitor. Be sure to run over there, say O HAI! and visit. She is in northern Idaho and I deeply admire her spirituality.

The graphic on the left is 20,000 in Roman Numerals according to the site Nova Roma. Twenty Ms? No wonder we use Hindu-Arabic numerals now. Nova Roma has a nifty numeral converter that's fun to use.

The Romans did not have a symbol for zero. Even without zero, Roman Numerals were used until Leonardo de Pisa (also known as Fibonacci) introduced Europe to the Hindu-Arabic numerals and number system in 1202. Fibonacci's bunny problem in his book Liber Abaci:

A certain man had one pair of rabbits together in a certain enclosed place, and one wishes to know how many are created from the pair in one year when it is the nature of them in a single month to bear another pair, and in the second month those born to bear also.

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4 comments:

  1. Congrats,
    the 20,000 Roman Numeral is beautiful.

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  2. Wow! Congratulations on 20K!

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  3. 20,000 is awesome.. keep up the writing.. and happy Sunday today!

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  4. wow!!!I was your 20,000 hit. Sure glad to read your blog.

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