An Elementary Treatise on Arithmetic: Taken Principally from the Arithmetic of

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Hilliard and Metcalf, 1825 - Arithmetic - 144 pages

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Page 5 , Character '0' which itsself has no value .
Page 5, to write 50 , we place the right the character 0, cipher, or nought, which of itself has no value, and serves onlu to fill the place of units, which are wanting of the enunciation of the proposed number.

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