Hello sir

Sir u told whole number came first but in number system natural numbers are first.
Sir in maths always a numbers starts from 0 but in natural numbers numbers starts from 1

Hi Aishwarya,

Zero as a numeral was not "invented" until 1000 years ago in India.  Up until that time, a place holder was used or the "space" was left blank.  The concept of "nothing or null". Existed before the numeral was created.  So, n effect in a natural number system 1 is the first numeral because zero as a numeral did not exist.  Thus: null or nothing, 1,2,3,4.....

In math, zero is the symbol that represents null.  Thus: 0,1,2,3,4....

Basically the same.  


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Archaeologist for the last 30 years. Norh American generalist and Hopwell culture/Red Ocher culture specifically. Lithics Expert and Ground Stone tools.


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