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maywatson1996
1287356.  Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:06 am Reply with quote

The Arabic numerical system, the one used in english, was invented by two Indian mathematicians not Arabic mathematicians.

 
Jenny
1287372.  Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:57 am Reply with quote

Welcome to the forums, maywatson1996 :-)

What's your source for this? We do like sources here!

 
CB27
1287682.  Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:22 am Reply with quote

Wasn't this mentioned in Qi before? Maybe that was the source :)

 
PhilD
1366135.  Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:48 pm Reply with quote

Here
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hindu-Arabic-numerals
and here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_numerals
give a bit of background.
Regards, Phil.

 

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