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Postby Claw » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:58 pm

Always thought that we got our current numerical system from Arabs, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Those digits we are so familiar with from 0 to 9 all began back in India, as with loads of other things. India has always shown itself to be a nation of quite clever people. Seems that Arab traders just adopted the system.
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Postby Dangerous Bob » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:33 pm

And there I was thinking it was from China
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Postby andrew » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:55 pm

Dangerous Bob wrote:And there I was thinking it was from China


No, thats just 99% of the contents of the average house !
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