Aryabhata

Aryabhata är˝yəbhŭt´ə [key], c.476–550, Hindu mathematician and astronomer. He is one of the first known to have used algebra his writings include rules of arithmetic and of plane and spherical trigonometry, and solutions of quadratic equations.

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