Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 month ago

What represented nothingness before the number "0"?

And why didn't Roman numbers have this number?🤔


Nothingness as the state out of which alone we can freely make our own natures lies at the heart of existentialism, which flourished in the mid-20th century.

2 Answers

  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The Romans knew about the existence of zero '0' but it was not needed in their numeral system because the values of their numeracy system was self evident as follows X = 10, L = 50, C = 100, D = 500 and M = 1000.

    Numbers less than zero are negative numbers.

  • JJ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The number zero did not originally have its own Roman numeral, but the word nulla (the Latin word meaning "none") was used by medieval scholars to represent 0. Dionysius Exiguus was known to use nulla alongside Roman numerals in 525.

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