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"٨، ٩، ١٠"

Translation:8, 9, 10

July 18, 2019



In case anyone is wondering, Arabic decided to be a db and have its numbers be read from left to write. So ١٠٠٠ is 1000 and not 0001. So you may reach a sentence that has you read from right to left until you get to the number, then you must read left to right, then continue from right to left. Fun right?


Except it's still read from right to left, Arabic goes from lower powers to higher powers. So it's actually using a different numbering system.


what's that supposed to mean


Number grows in size from right to left as you go higher, so it makes perfect sense although the reading order might seem confusing at first.

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