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					                       THE                          Name


                       AZTECS                       Date


                           Like the Egyptians before them, the Aztecs used pictures to
Aztec Numbers              represent words and numbers. These were called codices.




 A               B               C                    D                E                   F




 G               H                 I                   J               K                     L

 A- A dot or a finger represented the number one.          G- 400 (a feather)
 B- 10 (masks of worked stone)                             H- 8000 (a bag)
 C- 20 (bags of dye)                                       I- 400 (bales of cotton)
 D- 100 (bags of cacao)                                    J- 400 ( jars of honey)
 E- 20 (baskets holding 1600 ground cacao nibs)            K- 8000 (leaf bundles of copal gum)
 F- 20 (flag).                                             L- 402 (cotton baskets)


 Using the pictures above, work out the quantities contained in each of these 'codices'.




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