# Definition:Decimal Notation/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Decimal Notation

The earliest known discussion of the system of **decimal notation** is found in a work by Bhaskara II Acharya from the $12$th century.

However, there is evidence to suggest that some form of **decimal notation** was known about for some $500$ years before that.

## Sources

- 1938: A. Geary, H.V. Lowry and H.A. Hayden:
*Mathematics for Technical Students, Part One*... (next): Arithmetic: Chapter $\text I$: Decimals