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10 important events in mathematics
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Chinese mathematics developed using negative numbers, decimals, algebra and geometry. This would allow for more complex mathematics.
The Hindu-Arabic number system was completed. This formed the basis for the digits 1 through 9.
The equals sign was invented by a welsh author. he was named Robert Recorde.
most mathematical symbols were invented. This allowed people to write the symbols instead of words.
Ancient Egyptians started using complex mathematics like algebra arithmatic and geometry.Including methods of approximating the area of circles.
Brahmagupta, a Hindu astronomer made sense of negative numbers and zero. This allowed for more complex equation at and below zero.
Pythagoras discovers that the three angles of a triangle always add to 180 degrees.
Eratosthenes calculates the circumference of the earth. He figures out the difference in angle of the sun between Aswan and Alexandria and uses that.
The Sumerians invent the first numeral system. This means they can now write numbers. Therefore they can write equations with numbers.
First recorded use of + and - by Joannes Widdman. This appeared in his book on arithmetic.
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