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  The HinduArabic numerals currently used today also originated with the Indians somewhat earlier, and they reached Ar abia with this translation, to be passed on to the Europeans, who were far less receptive to this system, only from the 10th century onwards. 
  These contributions, by helping introduce and explain the use of HinduArabic numerals and computation, and incorporating Greek geometry (as in the line segments), in a context in which they were little known, helped lead to a later mathematical flourishing  a mathematical renaissance  in Europe. 
  AlKhwarizmi's book concerns use of Hindu numerals, and was translated into Latin in the twelfth century by Adelard of Bath, Robert of Chester, and John of Seville, from the latter of which the term "algorism" is derived [4, p. 
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