It appears that Fibonacci was the first person in Europe to represent a real number in a place value system: he wrote a root of the equation
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Meaning base 60? I.e., ?
By: MathOverflow Team on August 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm
Yes, base 60, of course.
By: Alexandre Borovik on August 14, 2014 at 5:41 pm
And it is not true, although widely believed, that Fibonacci’s daughter was called Bunny.
By: Alexandre Borovik on August 14, 2014 at 5:43 pm
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