Hindu–Arabic numeral system

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The Hindu–Arabic numeral system, sometimes known as Hindu–Arabic numbers, is the system of numbers used by almost all the world today.[1] This system has ten basic symbols, they are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

The Hindu–Arabic numeral system was first developed by the Hindus. Later, It was introduced to the western world by the Arabs. The Hindu–Arabic numeral system is one of the only numeral systems that use a place value system. This system is now commonly used all over the world.

In the past many other systems were used.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Flegg, Graham 2002. Numbers: their history and meaning. Courier Dover. ISBN 0-486-42165-1
  2. Menninger, Karl 1969. Number words and number symbols: a cultural history of numbers. Cambridge MA: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-13040-8