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Earlier mathematicians (i.e. those who came before medieval Indian mathematicians) had taught that x0=x who among the following proved that it was infinity?

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Aryabhatta
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Bhaskara
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Brahmagupta
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Mahavira
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The correct option is B Bhaskara
The mathematical implications of zero (Shunya) and infinity, never more than vaguely realized by classical authorities, were fully understood in medieval India. Earlier mathematicians had taught that x/o=x, but Bhaskara proved that it was infinity.

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