Monday, May 27, 2013

Factoid of the day

awhile back, I noted that the first Asian use of the number zero was traced to Cambodia.

ah, but did you know that the Mayans developed the idea independently?

they used a system based on 20, not ten.

more HERE.

however, although they had a physical representation for zero, they didn't use it in equations.

more on the history of zero HERE.

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