Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Number Representation and Calculation - 4.1 Our Hindu-Arabic System and Early Positional Systems - Exercise Set 4.1 - Page 219: 85


The history of the Hindu-Arabic number system is a decimal place-value numeral system developed by Indian mathematicians. It is designed for positional notation in a decimal system. The Arabic numerals are the ten digits: \[0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9\] The Indian mathematicians founded the Hindu-Arabic number system between the 1st and 5th century, but the famous Al-Khwarizmi, and some Arabs adopted it not too soon after.
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