### Nahuatl numerical system

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**2009-12-15, 13:35**Niltze ,

Is there any reform for the nahuatl numerical system to render it practical?

Lots of numbers need a mathematical calculation to find the multiples of 20 , 400 , ... which cannot be done instantly .

1999 :

- Nahuatl : (4 x 400 + 19 x 20 + 19) : nahui-centzotli-huan-caxtollin-nahui-cempolli-huan-caxtollin-nahui

or : four (four hundreds) and (fifteen and four) twenties and fifteen and four .

- English : (1000 + 900 + 99 ) : One thousand nine hundred ninety nine .

Is there any reform for the nahuatl numerical system to render it practical?

Lots of numbers need a mathematical calculation to find the multiples of 20 , 400 , ... which cannot be done instantly .

1999 :

- Nahuatl : (4 x 400 + 19 x 20 + 19) : nahui-centzotli-huan-caxtollin-nahui-cempolli-huan-caxtollin-nahui

or : four (four hundreds) and (fifteen and four) twenties and fifteen and four .

- English : (1000 + 900 + 99 ) : One thousand nine hundred ninety nine .