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## Why did Simon Stevin invent decimals?

But nobody established their daily use before Stevin. He felt that this innovation was so significant, that he declared the universal introduction of decimal coinage, measures and weights to be merely a question of time. His notation is rather unwieldy.

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## Who influenced Simon Stevin?

Before presenting the numerical tables, Stevin gave rules for simple and compound interest and also gave many examples of their use. In Problemata geometrica Ⓣ (1583) Stevin presented geometry based largely on Euclid and Archimedes but the problems which he studied show that he was also influenced by Dürer.

## How old is Simon Stevin?

72 years (1548–1620)

## What month was Simon Stevin?

Bruges, Netherlands [now Belgium], 1548; d. The Hague, Netherlands, ca. March 1620) mathematics, engineering. Stevin was the illegitimate son of Antheunis Stevin and Cathelijne van de Poort, both wealthy citizens of Bruges.

## Where did Simon Stevin die?

The Hague, Netherlands

February 1620

## Who is Simon Steven?

Sir Simon Laurence Stevens (born 4 August 1966) is a British health manager and public policy analyst serving as the eighth Chief Executive of the National Health Service in England since 2014. He has been annually ranked the most influential person in UK health.

## Where did Simon Stevin go to college?

Leiden University

Bruges, Belgium

## How did Fractions start?

The earliest fractions were reciprocals of integers: ancient symbols representing one part of two, one part of three, one part of four, and so on. The Egyptians used Egyptian fractions c. 1000 BC. About 4000 years ago, Egyptians divided with fractions using slightly different methods.

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## What came first fractions or decimals?

History of decimal fractions Decimal fractions were first developed and used by the Chinese in the end of 4th century BCE, and then spread to the Middle East and from there to Europe. The written Chinese decimal fractions were non-positional. However, counting rod fractions were positional.