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Decimal Denominational Terms in Ancient and Medieval India

  • K. RamasubramanianEmail author
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Abstract

Although the choice of ten as a base for numeration is not the best, God favoured it by giving us ten fingers. In India, ten has been the basis for counting since very early days. Later on it served the base for the place-value system of numerals which was invented in India about two thousand years ago.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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