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Zero Zeroes

Imagine a time without zero.  Hard to do, huh?  Actually, zero was not recognized as a number until 628 AD with Brahmagupta.  He wrote out rules for using zero, which have been edited since then.  People as early as the Babylonians and indigenous Central American peoples used symbols for missing numbers, but that was not the same as recognizing zero on its own.   (1)

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