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Q: Leading Zeros ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Leading Zeros
Category: Science > Math
Asked by: wandakitty-ga
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Posted: 28 Apr 2004 12:46 PDT
Expires: 28 May 2004 12:46 PDT
Question ID: 337785
Can you tell the history about the number (if it is a number) zero
[0].  I'm putting together a small roll out campaign that will require
our employees to add leading zeros to certain tracking numbers where
they didn't have to before.
Subject: Re: Leading Zeros
Answered By: tar_heel_v-ga on 28 Apr 2004 12:58 PDT

Interesting question.  I have provided  below several references
discussing the history of zero.  In a nutshell, it is pretty widely
accepted that the term zero comes from the Arabic word, al-sifer,
which the term cipher is derived from.  Sifer is a translation of the
Hindi word sunya, which means void or empty.

A Brief History of Zero

A History of Zero

Zero History

A Countdown to Zero

A history of Zero

Thanks for your question.  If you need any additional clarification,
please let me know.



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