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We will see later that he depicted remarkable insight regarding the knowledge of zero. He gave a statement of Rolle’s theorem, concluded that the derivative vanishes at a maximum, and introduced the concept of the instantaneous motion of a planet in his collection Siddhanta Siromani (Crown of treatises). Probably the exact zero and a numerical zero could have been the cause for confusion as both have distinct roles in computation (specifically with reference to our modern digital computer that was nonexistent during the fifth century AD (Bhaskara II’s time).

The inscription was found in Gwalior, a city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, located 122 kilometers (76 miles) south of Agra, 423 kilometers (263 miles) north of Bhopal, and 400 kilometers (249 miles) south of Delhi, where they planted a garden 187 hastas by 270 hastas. 5 feet) is a traditional Indian unit of length, measured from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. This garden would produce enough flowers to allow 50 garlands per day to be delivered to the local temple. Both of the numbers 270 and 50 are denoted almost as they appear today although the 0 is smaller and slightly raised.

Zero divided by a negative or positive number is either zero or is expressed as a fraction with zero as numerator and the finite quantity as denominator. 7. Zero divided by zero is zero. In saying zero divided by zero is zero, Brahmagupta differs from the modern position. ” Moreover, nonzero positive or negative numbers when divided by zero are either assigned no value, or a value of unsigned infinity, positive infinity, or negative infinity. It may be noted that in natural mathematics (mathematics that nature performs without any error) that follows all the laws of nature perfectly without any violation of any law, division by zero can never occur since it implies a serious violation of a law of nature.

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