I am working on a paper on the history of linear indeterminate equations. My understanding is that their history begins with Aryabhatta(499). I have seen claims comparing the Indian methods to those of the Chinese. Several authors claim that the methods are different (Libbrecht, Katz). Others claim that they are the same(Callinger, most authors who have written articles in the Indian Journal of History of Science). I'm curious to find out how others perceive this comparison. Does Kim Plofker have an opinion?