WORLD HISTORY

HISTORY

ANCIENT INDIA

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What Indian invention do we use everyday at school?
 A The numerals 1-9 and zero B Drawing C Reading poetry D Physical Education
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -Following this in the 7th century a man known as Brahmagupta, developed the earliest known methods for using zero within calculations, treating it as a number for the first time. The use of zero was inscribed on the walls of the Chaturbhuj temple in Gwalior, India.

Detailed explanation-2: -In number theory, 1 is the value of Legendre’s constant, which was introduced in 1808 by Adrien-Marie Legendre in expressing the asymptotic behavior of the prime-counting function.

Detailed explanation-3: -In the ninth century, A Persian mathematician, Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khowarizmi, worked on equations that equaled zero. Thus, Algebra was invented. He also developed quick methods for multiplying and dividing numbers, known as algorithms. Al-Khwarizmi referred to zero as ‘sifr, ‘ from which our word cipher is derived.

Detailed explanation-4: -It was al-Khowarizmi who first synthesized Indian arithmetic and showed how the zero could function in algebraic equations, and by the ninth century the zero had entered the Arabic numeral system in a form resembling the oval shape we use today.

Detailed explanation-5: -Natural Numbers The numbers that we use when we are counting or ordering 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 … Whole Numbers The numbers that include natural numbers and zero.

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