CameraIcon
CameraIcon
SearchIcon
MyQuestionIcon


Question

Which of the following is not a contribution made by the Arabs to modern-day Mathematics?
  1. Quadratic equations
  2. Calculation with Hindu numerals
  3. Algebra
  4. The number zero


Solution

The correct option is D The number zero
The Arabs made outstanding contributions in the medieval world, which are used even in the modern era like Algebra. Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi's book on the calculation with Hindu numerals was principally responsible for diffusing the Indian system of numeration in the Islamic land and the West. The new system was far superior as it allowed people to multiply and divide easily and check their work. In addition to this, al-Khwarizmi also wrote a revolutionary book on resolving quadratic equations. The number 'Zero' was a concept conceived by Aryabhatta, an Indian astronomer and mathematician.

flag
 Suggest corrections
thumbs-up
 
0 Upvotes



footer-image