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    Reversing the direction in the decimal system

    Hello.


    I did have this idea however I never know what the name of it is.

    Basically its reversing the direction in with the positions are counted within a positional system. In the Arabic system that w use they increasing from left to write.

    The idea is to switch them to the same direction like our writing system that is right to left.

    in a nut shell

    100 would become 001 and 45 becomes 54.

    My questions are :

    1) is someone aware of the name of this type of notations?

    2) If someone is from a country that uses a left write writing notation or know how it looks there can she/he please tell me how they name their numbers in there ? Do they start the name of lets say 110 from the hiest positions like we do ?

    Example 110 is "one hundred ten" VS "ten one hundred"


    3) Is someone aware of possible benefits of switching to this model ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzero View Post
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    3) Is someone aware of possible benefits of switching to this model ?
    helping those afflicted by numerical dyslexia?
    Last edited by skeeter; November 20th 2010 at 01:50 PM.
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    It would be easy to show that the calculations in both notations would be exactly the same, just with the order reversed, so there would be no benefits. There is no country that uses that notation and it does not have a name.
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