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*Brahmasphutasiddhanta*, Brahmagupta presented several important mathematical concepts. His systematic treatment of quadratic equations, particularly the formulation of rules for solving them, was among his most influential contributions. Brahmagupta’s solutions to quadratic indeterminate equations, which involved variables with no fixed values, became a precursor to later algebraic discoveries. In this work, he also introduced the idea of negative numbers, referring to them as "debts" and positive numbers as "fortunes," making him one of the first mathematicians to treat negative values systematically. This distinction between positive and negative numbers was critical in the evolution of algebra.

Brahmagupta’s contributions extended beyond algebra to geometry and trigonometry. He developed formulas for calculating the area of cyclic quadrilaterals—a type of four-sided figure inscribed within a circle. His famous Brahmagupta's formula for the area of a cyclic quadrilateral is still taught in geometry classes today. Moreover, he provided methods for calculating the lengths of diagonals in quadrilaterals and developed an interpolation formula to predict unknown values in a series, which was useful in both mathematics and astronomy.

In addition to mathematics, Brahmagupta applied his mathematical principles to astronomy. He used his knowledge to predict solar and lunar eclipses, calculate the length of a year, and even suggest the possibility of gravity. His work in astronomy not only advanced the field but also established a connection between mathematical precision and astronomical observation.

Brahmagupta's legacy remains a testament to his profound impact on both mathematics and astronomy. His pioneering contributions laid the groundwork for centuries of scholarly work and continue to influence modern mathematics, making him one of the most influential mathematicians of ancient India.

*Brahmagupta: Pioneer of Zero and Mathematical Innovation*