Aztec numerals

The calculator translates an integer number into the Aztec numbers.

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Created: 2022-08-24 13:40:39, Last updated: 2022-08-26 07:05:59

Like Maya, Aztecs used vigesimal (based on 20) numeral system. But the aztec numeral system was additive, that means the order of symbols was not important and a special symbol was designated for every 20'th power. The following calculator converts an input integer number in Aztec number script.

PLANETCALC, Aztec numerals

Aztec numerals

Aztec number
 

Aztec numeral symbols

Unit
Unit

Twenty
Twenty

Four hundred
Four hundred

Eight thousand
Eight thousand

Aztec symbols for twenties power:

  • dots for units
  • flags for the twenties
  • trees for the four hundreds
  • ceremonial pouches for the eight thousands. 1
    The Aztecs did not have a zero symbol.

  1. Ancient civilizations of Mexica and Central America by Herbert J. Spinden, New York, 1917. p. 201 

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