Gap Fill - Decimal Point - Level 6


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A new has excited mathematicians around the . Recently-unearthed documents show a decimal point in the records of a named Giovanni Bianchini, who lived in Venice in the 1440s. Historians have hailed the as being significant, as it means the decimal point is 150 years older than was thought. Bianchini was a keen astronomer. He made many notations about his of the heavens. He also provided Venetians with based on calculations of the alignment of stars and . Mathematician Dr Glen Van Brummelen noticed the of a decimal point in one of Bianchini's treatises between 1441 and 1450.

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