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The Incas and certain other pre Columbian tribes in Peru developed the Decimal System hundreds of years before it was used in Europe. http://www.skygaze.com/content/facts/math.shtml In 594 AD decimal notation is used for numbers in India. This is the system on which our current notation is based.

Read More"Googol" is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by a hundred zero’s. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, "Mathematics and the Imagination" by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount…

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