Where Did Algebra Come from?

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Algebra originated from the ancient Middle East at around 2,000 BC. The basic tenets were fully mastered by Egyptian and Mesopotamian mathematicians by this time and they could solve very complex algebraic equations such as second degree equations.
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Algebra can be traced all the way back to the ancient Babylonians, who developed a positonal number system to aid them in solving their rhetoric algebraic equations. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_elementary_algebra#Babylonian_algebra
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