Friday, January 15, 2016

Hindu Arabic Numeral

Hindu-Arabic Numeral Figure & Symbol:
Hindu-Arabic numeral system or Hindu-Arabic number system is a decimal place-value numeral system. This is the numeral system that we are using today. This system has
nine figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and a symbol 0
in it. With the figures and symbol, any number can be represented easily. The Hindu-Arabic Numerals requires a zero to handle the empty powers of ten as in 105, 205, and 305.

The Hindu-Arabic Numerals is originated in India and transmitted to the West via the Arabs. In ancient India, there were number symbols to represent 1 through 9 and also to represent 10 through 90. Later the Indians evidently dropped the symbols for numbers higher than 9 and began to use their symbols for 1 through 9.
An Italian mathematician, Leonardo Pisano Bogollo, (1170-1250) also known as Leonardo of Pisa or simply Fibonacci is best known to the modern world for the spreading of the Hindu-Arabic numeral system in Europe.

European called this as Arabic Numerals since they learned from Arabs. Arabs refer to their numerals as Indian Numerals. In academic circles they are called the Hindu-Arabic or Indo-Arabic Numerals. 

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