Can one of you mathematical types out there explain the mathematical terms, "positional" and "juxtapositional" to me? The quote comes from an article entitled, "Doing Business in Babylon," as found in the latest BYU magazine (See it online at: http://magazine.byu.edu/article.tpl?num=44-Fa03). Here is the quote:

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Babylon seems to be the only civilization in ancient times that used a positional system, where the value of a number was determined by its position and not its juxtaposition. Even the Roman system is juxtapositional.
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-- Steven Montgomery [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Senior Editor, The Constitutional Broadside Newsletter
http://www.thecbn.net

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