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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I have to admit Algebra almost kept me out of college. I am not a math person and when they said I had to take it, I had to really think about it. Glad I overcame the fear and took
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F = First. O = Outside. I = Inside. L = Last. It's for the Order of Operations.
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Before the Romans came to Africa, it was originally Kemet or Al-kebulan. There may have been other names as well since this is the birthplace of mankind.
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Much of it came from day to day living. If we look at the different books of religion, much of what they understood came from everyday existence.
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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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