As are Two,3,4,5, 6,7,8,9, and zero.
‘Arabic’ was just the name given to this set of numerals when the West became aware of them through Arab traders on the old Silk Road. The numerals first appear in Sanskrit records from Northern India that pre-date the bible let alone the Koran. You can give credit to Muslims fro transmitting them if you like, but they did not invent them.
To: Old North State
That’s right. The Arabs salvaged the remains of Alexandria, and later published the copy as the “Great Works”.
Islam was focused on war, not mathematics.
posted on 09/08/2013 11:16:34 PM PDT
by Gene Eric
(Don't be a statist!)
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