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# Did the ancient Indians invent the number zero?

Updated: 11/3/2022

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Yes India invented the zero

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### Did Egyptians have a number zero?

The ancient Egyptians did not have a number zero. The Mayans knew the number zero and the Indians also knew (independent from another). The Indians passed it on to the Arabs and the Arabs brought it to the Mediterranean and later all of Europe.

### Can a qualitative statement include numbers?

Yes. "The number zero was introduced by the ancient Indians."

### Who invent the number zero?

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### Did the Mesopotamians invent the number zero?

if you are in 6th grade, or know someone in 6th grade look at page 137 in an Ancient Cililization book.

### Why did the Mesopotamians invent the number zero?

if you are in 6th grade, or know someone in 6th grade look at page 137 in an Ancient Cililization book.

### When did Fibonacci invent the number zero?

zero was invented independently in India

### What concept did the Indians invent that allowed negative results for mathematical computation's?

The concept of zero! :D

### Did Greeks and Romans have symbols for 0?

No, the the Greeks did not invent the number zero. The Mayans were the ones to create the number zero.

### Which ancient people is generallycredited with the invention of the zero?

The Babylonians were first to think about the concept within their system, but the Indians introduced it as a number as we know it today.

### Who invented zero Indians or Egyptians?

Egyptians!!! The concept of zero was invented by the ancient Indians, google 'Shunya'. Also the modern decimal system was invented in ancient India, and passed along to the west by Arabs.

### Did the mayans invent zero?

Yes, then it was forgotten and re-invented by the Babylonians, forgotten again and finally nailed down by the Indians.