• The Babylonians were known to have used a space as a placeholder for empty "columns" as far back as 1700 BC. The first records we have of the symbol we use for 0, is from Hindu writings from the late 9th century. http://www.mathmojo.com/interestinglessons/originofzero/originofzero.html
• Zero is invented by Indians and the arabs take this and circulate all around.
• Nonsense "Chinnu", indians only invented the symbol, the "Concept" has been around for Thousands of years. Before the symbol was invented indians used to use a blank space for ZERO. e.g 2 _ _ 7 (2007) or some used dots e.g 2 . . 7 and it is said that Zero was first found by arabs, which alot of documents support. The truth is, Indians invented the symbol not the concept.
• I read a great book on that some years ago. I think this is the one: http://www.amazon.com/Zero-Biography-Dangerous-Charles-Seife/dp/0140296476/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1215554015&sr=1-1
• many different cultures realized the concept of zero at different times. the mayas and the aztecs used the idea, and the odds are not good that they could communicate with the babylonians or the arabs.
• the zero that we know today was developed in the 3rd century by the mayans, how can you say that an empty space represents something, theres no logic in that, so sorry all you indians and babylonians, the mayans were the first to put a dot down and call it zero.
• Mayans.
• ZERO WAS INVENTED BY ARYABHATTA OF INDIA.
• All concepts exist in air till someone makes it concrete! Morons, learn to give credit where it is due. Indians came up with the decimal number system and zero was part of it. Coming up with a symbol requires an understanding the concept of it and Aryabhatta came up with rules on zero as to its interaction with otehr numbers. Read more and grow your retarded brains!
• I'm thinking the Chinese or the Egyptians.
• some dudes in india thousands of years ago
• The New York Mets
• n 2000-1800 B.C.E., it was not until about 200-300 B.C.E. that the Babylonians began using a symbol that would evolve into what we today know as zero. I never could find out Who the individual was who developed it, just the date it came to be.
• Mayans No 1 else.