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# Who is the father of algebra?

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Diophantus is considered the father of algebra. He was the writer of 13 books called "Arithmetica," but only six of those books have survived to modern day.

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The books that Diophantus authored contain the earliest known use of syncopated notation. An entire area of study is named after the Greek mathematician, called Diophantine analysis and Diophantine equations. The analysis portion is where whole number solutions are looked for as the answer to equations. Diophantine equations are polynomial equations with whole number coefficients and only solutions with whole number answers are sought to solve them. It has been debated if Diophantus is truly the father of algebra or if the honor should go to one of the older mathematicians in history.

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No single person discovered algebra, since various people in different parts of the world discovered it at different times. Some aspects of algebra were even discovered multiple times by different people who were unaware of each other. Virtually every major civilization worked out some portion of the algebraic puzzle, although certain people like Diophantus, Muhammad Ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi and Gottfried Leibniz made more significant contributions.

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Introductory algebra is a fundamental mathematics course. It is essential to master this course before moving on to more advanced material. Key concepts in introductory algebra involve the study of variables, expressions and equations.

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Functions in Algebra 2 are classified into different categories that include quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and linear functions. Some common functions in algebra 2 are quadratic functions, which are represented by function terms such as f(x), which is the sum of two coefficients and a constant. The degree of a quadratic function is typically 2, and it must never be less than this number.