The Hindu–Arabic numeral system, sometimes known as Hindu–Arabic numbers, is the system of numbers used by almost all the world today. This system has ten basic symbols, they are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
The Hindu–Arabic numeral system was first developed by the Hindus. Later, It was introduced to the western world by the Arabs. The Hindu–Arabic numeral system is one of the only numeral systems that use a place value system. This system is now commonly used all over the world.
In the past many other systems were used.
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The bottom row shows the numeral glyphs as they appear in type in German incunabula (Nicolaus Kesler, Basel, 1486)
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