It is said that the first recorded time, the zero was Invented, during the third century BC by the Babylonian empire. This would be the only time the zero would be used for long, long time until the Mayans came to pass. This would be one hundred years later when the Mayans in Central America Created the zero for their own used to make things easier for their people to discern certain inequities. But the man who truly endorsed then number Zero to the world was the Hindu mathematician, Brahmagupta. Zero signifies nothing and the current definition calls it an additive identity. Mathematically, x + 0 = x, i.e. 0 is a number which, when added to a number yields the same number. But zero did not mushroom all of sudden. Around 500 AD, Aryabhatta, an Indian mathematician, devised a number system and the symbol he used for the number zero was also the number used to represent an unknown element (x). This system was confusing but the improvements continued and by 876AD, the concept of zero was mostly understood and the symbol for it it was ascertain. The Maya invented the number zero for their calendars in the 3rd century AD. Although, the Mayan people in the present day Mexican knew and understood the concept of zero but because they were so much disconnected with the rest of the world civilisations it had little on the rest of the world.
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