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Q: Mathematics ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Mathematics
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: rossy72-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 09 Aug 2003 08:14 PDT
Expires: 08 Sep 2003 08:14 PDT
Question ID: 241759
The development of our number system from ancient times, including the
invention of zero

Request for Question Clarification by justaskscott-ga on 09 Aug 2003 08:49 PDT
I, or another Researcher, might be interested in answering your
question.  However, I am not sure how much information you are looking
for.  There are lots of web pages on this topic.  Retrieving more than
a single web page, or summarizing the entire history of our number
system, will require more time and effort than the average amount of
time and effort associated with this price.

Here is a link to guidelines about the pricing of questions:
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Subject: Re: Mathematics
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 09 Aug 2003 10:50 PDT
Here are several good resources on the history of numbers, including
the development of the number zero.

Numbers and History of Numbers

Babylonian Pythagoras? Theorem, the Early History of Zero and a
Polemic on the Study of the History of Science

A Short History of Numbers

Understanding the History Of Numbers

History of Numbers and Algebra

I hope you find these articles fully answer your question.

Best wishes,


Google search term used: "history of numbers" zero

Request for Answer Clarification by rossy72-ga on 10 Aug 2003 05:22 PDT
I tried to search the net last night but the sites that it came up
with for some reason were not longer available.  I was really only
after sites that I could look up myself and write my paper from that. 
I hope this is the sort of clarification you were after.  If not
please advise


Clarification of Answer by mvguy-ga on 10 Aug 2003 21:50 PDT
I just tried the sites I listed, and they all are still available. 
Perhaps you were just having a temporary glitch with your Internet
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