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Pl let us know Who Invented Numbers?

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Asked by Rose, 28 Mar '12 04:50 pm
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The Indians invented the modern number system. It is often called Arabic numerals because it came to Europe through the Arabs. But Arabs themselves call it as HindSaa meaning given by Hindus or Indians. The Persians copied the Indian number system and then passed it on to the Arabs. Then an Italian mathematician named Fibonacci traveled to Algeria to study. When he came back home, he brought the Indian numerals with him. He wrote about the system in his book Liber Abaci. This system soon gained wide acceptance throughout Europe. Today it is the number system used in practically the whole world
Answered by iqbal seth, 28 Mar '12 05:05 pm

 
  
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Numbers or symbols used for counting have existed since man learned to count. Archeologists and historians estimate that numbers were first used around 32,000 years ago. They base this theory on archeological findings such as bones and rocks with marks on them. These may have been counting or tally signs used to keep track of time or quantities of objects, such as food or livestock.

Simple Systems

The very first number system must have been a tallying system. Tallying systems have no complex symbols or place values. It is the simplest counting system though not practical for dealing with large quantities of number. Our modern number system has 10 as its base or place value. A place value simplifies number representation and counting.

Another simple number system was the ordinal counting system. It is thought to have started when man began counting with his fingers, each finger standing for a unique number.

Place Value Systems

A couple of ancient civilizations invented nu ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 28 Mar '12 04:51 pm

 
  
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Indians
Answered by anil garg, 04 Apr '12 09:17 pm

 
  
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