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Aryabhata

Aryabhata (ärˌyəbhŭtˈə) [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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