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# Symbolic Meanings of Numbers in Ancient Civilizations

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### What is the property called when multiplying any given number by one produces the original number?

• Infinite property
• Multiplicative identity (correct)
• Tallying property
• ### Why were early mathematicians reluctant to embrace the concept of zero?

• Because zero is a complex number to work with.
• Because zero is not considered a whole number.
• Because zero symbolizes the absence of any value.
• Because zero does not always behave like other numbers. (correct)
• ### What is the role of zero in addition, similar to the role of one in multiplication?

• Divisive identity
• Multiplicative identity
• Infinite identity
• ### What was the earliest system of counting mentioned in the text?

<p>Tallying</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What mathematical concept represents endlessness?

<p>Infinity</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the relationship between numbers and adjectives, based on the text?

<p>Numbers are just adjectives describing quantity</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How did ancient peoples use numbers symbolically?

<p>By representing them visually in hieroglyphs</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What was a limitation of the visual approach to numbers in ancient times?

<p>It didn't allow for algebraic manipulation</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which civilization inherited our modern system of numerals?

<p>Arabic civilizations</p> Signup and view all the answers