|Consider the following statements about the use of zero in the ancient times.|
|1. It was considered only as a numeral on number line.|
|2. Its discovery enabled finding the exact distance between Earth and Moon.|
|3. It opened up the realm of negative numerals.|
|Which of the statements given above are correct?|
A) 2 and 3
B) 1 and 2
C) 1 and 3
D) (d) All of these
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] Aryabhatta considered zero not only as a numeral, but also as a concept and a symbol. The other two statements are correct. The discovery of zero enabled finding the exact distance between Earth and Moon and it also opened up the realm of negative numerals.
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