Who Discovered Zero?


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Ady Mat answered
Indians discovered Zero.
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Can you imagine yourself working on complicated mathematical equations in calculus or trigonometry without using or even encountering the number zero?  Do you think you can perform messy and complex math problems in algebra or even elementary arithmetic operations without facing the number zero at one point or another?
Have you ever wondered whoever invented the number zero?  No one knows for sure, but as early as 2,000 BC, the Babylonians, who had been using a hexadecimal number system, had represented the value that we now assign to the number and symbol of zero by a blank space. In 300 BC, the usage of blank space was replaced by the Babylonians by double-slanted wedges. This double-slanted wedge, however, was never used alone.
At perhaps the same time, the Mayans of Mesoamerica have used the figure zero in their long calendars. The Hindus, on the other hand, had developed the earliest form of the decimal system by the time and have used zero.  The earliest use of the number zero was made by Pingala.

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