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Posted: 04 January 2010 at 11:13am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Meena1

Originally posted by SolidSnake

Ikaai
Dahaai (ten)
Senkda (hundred)


and this is the first time i am hearing those terms..LOL..
 
These terms are used while teaching counting system in schools...
 
BTW I updated my earlier post. LOL
 
So it is now...
 
1 Ikaai
10 Dahaai (ten)
100 Senkda (hundred)
1000 Hazaar (thousand)
10000 Dus Hazaar
100000 Lakh (hundred thousand)
1000000 Dus Lakh (million)
10000000 Crore
100000000 Dus Crore
1000000000 Arab (billion)
10000000000 Dus Arab
100000000000 Kharab (hundred billion)
1000000000000 Dus Kharab 
 10000000000000 Neel
100000000000000 Dus Neel
1000000000000000 Padam


Edited by SolidSnake - 04 January 2010 at 11:14am

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Posted: 04 January 2010 at 11:36am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Meena1

btw i thought dahaai was something else.. like Allah dahaiiii..??
 
No that is duhaai...duhaai means request if I am not wrong!? 
 
Actually ikai (1), dahai (10), senkda (100)...... is used while teaching number system (in Hindi medium atleast) to young kids.
 
What system is used in Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Telugu, Malyalam and other Indian languages? Anyone?
 
In Indian English following are used generally....
 
One
Ten
Hundred
Thousand
Lakh
Crore
Billion
 
So even in Indian English Lakh and Crore are there.

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That's 'cause we're unique and I'm proud of our numeric system. It was developed before others. The Arabs took the numerical system from us and stole all the credit, eventually it passed through the Spaniards, Portuguese and eventually came to England and America. So, our number system is very original.I don't see what's confusing. I feel it's pretty starightforward. Also, if you find this confusing, I wonder what you'll think of the Arabic system.

Edited by debayon - 04 January 2010 at 5:35pm

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so one crore= 10 million?

i thought it was one million Ermm

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Posted: 04 January 2010 at 5:53pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by SolidSnake

Originally posted by Meena1

Originally posted by SolidSnake

Ikaai
Dahaai (ten)
Senkda (hundred)


and this is the first time i am hearing those terms..LOL..
 
These terms are used while teaching counting system in schools...
 
BTW I updated my earlier post. LOL
 
So it is now...
 
1 Ikaai
10 Dahaai (ten)
100 Senkda (hundred)
1000 Hazaar (thousand)
10000 Dus Hazaar
100000 Lakh (hundred thousand)
1000000 Dus Lakh (million)
10000000 Crore
100000000 Dus Crore
1000000000 Arab (billion)
10000000000 Dus Arab
100000000000 Kharab (hundred billion)
1000000000000 Dus Kharab 
 10000000000000 Neel
100000000000000 Dus Neel
1000000000000000 Padam


thanks! i get it now xD

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