Arithmetic in Urdu or Hindi?
Manoj Kumar Mishra
kumarm at felixstowe.em.slb.com
Tue Jun 17 15:12:21 UTC 1997
> Mon, 9 Jun 1997 Ruth Laila Schmidt asked:
> >Dear colleagues,
> >Has anyone seen children's arithmetic textbooks which have the numerals
> >Urdu characters or Devanagari characters? The ones I have seen all use
> >western numerals even if the text is in Urdu or Hindi.
> >Also, has anyone seen any arithmetical signs (plus, minus etc.) used in
> >textbooks which are not the western variety?
> >Thanks for the information.
> >Ruth Schmidt
Yes. In fact I learned all my arithmetic using the textbooks with Hindi
And about arithmetic signs, we used +, -, x, /. But we also used a
different kind of sign for division. I do not know if that sign is of
Indian origin or Western origin.
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