How was Mayan mathematics different from math today?

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How was Mayan mathematics different from math today?

Mayan Mathematics:

The Mayans resided in southern Mexico and parts of Central America from approximately 300CE-900CE. Their civilization is well-known for its sophisticated writing system, calendar, and use of mathematics.

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Mayan mathematics are most different from math today in that the Mayan mathematical system was based on 20 (as opposed to 10), and it only had symbols...

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