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March 13 2013

Who Invented Zero?


Though humans have always understood the concept of nothing or having nothing, the concept of zero is relatively new it only fully developed in the fifth century A.D. Before then, mathematicians struggled to perform the simplest arithmetic calculations. Today, zero both as a symbol (or numeral) and a concept meaning the absence of any quantity allows us to perform calculus, do complicated equations, and to have invented computers.

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