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History of Mathematical Symbols


This is a great resource:  a brief history of many mathematical symbols.

http://jeff560.tripod.com/mathsym.html

Ever wonder where the symbol for \pi comes from?  Or why we use ‘%’ for percent?  Or who first used \infty to first represent infinity?

There’s all that, and much more!  Although, I would like to know more about the bar used to represent repeating decimals.

Click here to see more in Resources.

www.MrHonner.com

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