Date: Oct 7, 2013 11:01 PM
Author: Jonathan J. Crabtree
Subject: Was Brahmagupta Misquoted? "Debt multiplied by debt equals fortune"
Many people quote Brahmagupta as saying 'debt multiplied by debt equals fortune'.
This is often in connection with -ve x -ve = +ve
I doubt Brahmagupta was that stupid!
Would you please help me locate verses 18.30-35 from the Brahmasphutasiddhanta and provide a trustworthy translation into English?
I have uploaded it to
NOTE: I have seen a translation by Colebrook, yet would prefer an expert run their eyes over the Sanskrit.
(Currently over at http://bit.ly/Vrrx9Q)
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