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# Who invented the subtraction plus and equal and multiplication and division signs?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Robert Recorde, who designed the equals sign, introduced plus and minus in 1557. Brahmagupta was an Indian mathematician who invented the multiplication sign around the 19th century. Johann Rahn first used the division sign in his book Teutshe algebra in 1659.

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