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HINDU numerals

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Submitted by JIMJFOX (Thailand), Apr 20, 2015 at 12:22

Another lie. Indeed modern numerals are termed 'Arabic' but as with so many 'Islamic' developments they were APPROPRIATED from Hindu mathematicians, as was the concept of ZERO, so vital to modern digital technology.

From "Quora"

"The numeral system came to be known to both the Persian Muslimmathematician Khwarizmi, who wrote a book, On the Calculation with Hindu Numerals in about 825, and the Arab mathematician Al-Kindi, who wrote four volumes, On the Use of the Indian Numerals (كتاب في استعمال العداد الهندي [kitāb fī isti'māl al-'adād al-hindī]) around 830. These earlier texts did not use the Hindu numerals. Kushyar ibn Labban who wrote Kitab fi usul hisab al-hind (Principles of Hindu Reckoning) is one of the oldest surviving manuscripts using the Hindu numerals.[11]These books are principally responsible for the diffusion of the Indian system of numeration throughout the Islamic world and ultimately also to Europe [2]."

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