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ERIC Number: EJ1093133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
The Trouble with Zero
Lewis, Robert
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v71 n3 p20-21 2015
The history of the number zero is an interesting one. In early times, zero was not used as a number at all, but instead was used as a place holder to indicate the position of hundreds and tens. This article briefly discusses the history of zero and challenges the thinking where divisions using zero are used.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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