# Mayan numbers, conversions

Maya numbering is a numbering system that was developed and used throughout the Mayan Empire. As symbols to represent certain values, the points, the horizontal line and the shell organized in the levels are used.

### Conversion of Arabic numbers to Mayan numbers

You can convert the natural number up to 10,000 for example 123 or 2023.

 Mayan number

### Mayan math

The examples. Level 1 is the lowest level.
22 = 2*1 + 1*20 (two points at level 1, 1 point at level 2)
41 = 1*1 + 2*20 (one point at level 1, 2 points at level 2)
122 = 6*20
(two points at level 1, 1 point and the horizontal line at level 2)
402 = 2*1 + 0*20 + 1*202
(two points at level 1, the shell at level 2, one point at level 3)
8000 = 0 + 0*20 + 0*202 + 1*203
(levels 1, 2 and 3 the shell, a point at level 4)

### Mayan numbering

In the base numbering system, the unit is represented by a point. Two, three, and four dots serve to represent 2, 3, and 4, and the horizontal line serves to represent 5. The symbol of a shell or snail served to represent zero. The Mayans could write any number from 0 to 19, using a combination of these symbols. The exact value of a number was determined by its vertical position. When raising a position, the basic value of the unit multiplied by twenty. In this way, the lowest symbol would represent the base units, the next symbol, in the second position, would represent a multiplication by twenty of the unit, and the symbol in the third position would represent a multiplication by 400, and so on. For example, the number 882 is written with four dots at the lowest level, four dots at the next highest level, and two points at the next level, to give 2 * 1, with 4 * 20, with 2 * 400. With this system the Mayans could write very long numbers up to 159,999. More about Mayan numbering

### The table of Mayan mathematics

The horizontal levels and the multiplications.
 4th order d*203 + c*202 + b*201 + a*200 From 8,000 to 159,999 3rd order c*202 + b*201 + a*200 From 400 to 7,999 2nd order b*201 + a*200 From 20 to 399 1st order a*200 From 0 to 19

## List of the first 10,000 Mayan numbersfrom 0 to 100

Mayan numerals, nomination (writing) and decimal equivalences.
Mayan  NominationDecimal
zero0
one1
two2
three3
four4
five5
six6
seven7
eight8
nine9
ten10
eleven11
twelve12
thirteen13
fourteen14
fifteen15
sixteen16
seventeen17
eighteen18
nineteen19
twenty20
twenty-one21
twenty-two22
twenty-three23
twenty-four24
twenty-five25
twenty-six26
twenty-seven27
twenty-eight28
twenty-nine29
thirty30
thirty-one31
thirty-two32
thirty-three33
thirty-four34
thirty-five35
thirty-six36
thirty-seven37
thirty-eight38
thirty-nine39
forty40
forty-one41
forty-two42
forty-three43
forty-four44
forty-five45
forty-six46
forty-seven47
forty-eight48
forty-nine49
fifty50
fifty-one51
fifty-two52
fifty-three53
fifty-four54
fifty-five55
fifty-six56
fifty-seven57
fifty-eight58
fifty-nine59
sixty60
sixty-one61
sixty-two62
sixty-three63
sixty-four64
sixty-five65
sixty-six66
sixty-seven67
sixty-eight68
sixty-nine69
seventy70
seventy-one71
seventy-two72
seventy-three73
seventy-four74
seventy-five75
seventy-six76
seventy-seven77
seventy-eight78
seventy-nine79
eighty80
eighty-one81
eighty-two82
eighty-three83
eighty-four84
eighty-five85
eighty-six86
eighty-seven87
eighty-eight88
eighty-nine89
ninety90
ninety-one91
ninety-two92
ninety-three93
ninety-four94
ninety-five95
ninety-six96
ninety-seven97
ninety-eight98
ninety-nine99