# Decimal System in India

@inproceedings{Dutta2015DecimalSI, title={Decimal System in India}, author={Amartya Kumar Dutta}, year={2015} }

It is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by means of ten symbols, each symbol receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value; a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit. But its very simplicity, the great ease which it has lent to all computations, puts our arithmetic in the first rank of useful inventions; and we shall appreciate the grandeur of this achievement the more when we remember that it…

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