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 ```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: http://answers.google.com/answers/pricing.html If you raise your price and/or post a clarification here, the system will notify me and I will take another look at your question.```
 ```Here are several good resources on the history of numbers, including the development of the number zero. Numbers and History of Numbers http://www.geocities.com/mathfair2002/school/arit/arithm1.htm Babylonian Pythagoras? Theorem, the Early History of Zero and a Polemic on the Study of the History of Science http://www.iisc.ernet.in/academy/resonance/Jan2003/pdf/Jan2003p30-40.pdf A Short History of Numbers http://www.gianace.com/dispensa/binary/hist_numb.htm Understanding the History Of Numbers http://www.krishadar.com/A/WebNumerologieA/N1_2_sacre_histoireA.asp?na=n&pa=p History of Numbers and Algebra http://whyslopes.com/freeAccess/history_of_numbers_and_algebra.html I hope you find these articles fully answer your question. Best wishes, Mvguy-ga Google search term used: "history of numbers" zero ://www.google.com/search?hl=es&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=%22history+of+numbers%22+zero&btnG=B%C3%BAsqueda+en+Google``` 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 Cheers``` 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 connection.```