WONDER #1652: Who Invented the Zero?

Question 1 of 3

Before the invention of the zero, what did scribes use to denote absences in number columns?

  1. letters
  2. marbles
  3. fruits
  4. spaces

Question 2 of 3

The first recorded use of a symbol for zero dates back to the 3rd century in what ancient civilization?

  1. Egypt
  2. Babylon
  3. Indiana
  4. Greece

Question 3 of 3

The idea of zero was around for a long time before people started thinking of it as an actual what?

  1. number
  2. concept
  3. idea
  4. thought

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