What is Hindu Arabic System?


The Hindu–Arabic numeral system or Indo-Arabic numeral system (also called the Arabic numeral system or Hindu numeral system) is a positional decimal numeral system, and is the most common system for the symbolic representation of numbers in the world.

It was invented between the 1st and 4th centuries by Indian mathematicians. The system was adopted in Arabic mathematics (also called Islamic mathematics) by the 9th century. The system later spread to medieval Europe by the High Middle Ages.

Hindu-Arabic numerals are the set of 10 symbols—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0.

These symbols represent numbers in the decimal number system. 


Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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