Gap Fill - Zero - Level 5


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Scientists from Oxford University have found that the written of the zero is 500 years than we thought. The scientists dated the symbol's origins to an Indian scroll called the Bakhshali Manuscript. Scientists found the dates back to the third . Before the dating of the scroll, scientists believed the manuscript was from the century. It was found in the of Bakhshali in 1881. The zero that we use today started from a round that was often used in India. This symbol can be seen times on the manuscript.

A at Oxford University explained the of the zero. He told a British newspaper that we take the zero for and that it is "a key building of the digital world". He said the zero, "evolved from the placeholder dot found in the Bakhshali manuscript" and "was one of the breakthroughs in the of mathematics". Zero has many in English, including nought, nil (in football) and (in tennis). It is often said as "oh" for telephone numbers. Slang for zero include nowt, nada, zilch and zip.

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