Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing

This Question is Closed

123goldie Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No seriously
 3 years ago

satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
algebra was first invented along with the way we do arithmetic by a guy in Baghdad around 800 AD or so
 3 years ago

lexussmi12 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The history of algebra began in ancient Egypt and Babylon, where people learned to solve linear (ax = b) and quadratic (ax2 + bx = c) equations, as well as indeterminate equations such as x2 + y2 = z2, whereby several unknowns are involved. The ancient Babylonians solved arbitrary quadratic equations by essentially the same procedures taught today. They also could solve some indeterminate equations.
 3 years ago

satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
you can tell it is arabic in origin because of the "al" in front. it is true that the babylonians knew how to solve stuff, but they did not have variables, so you cannot really call their work "algebra"
 3 years ago

Rizaldo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The word algebra comes from the Arabic language (aljabr, الجبر literally, restoration) and much of its methods from Arabic/Islamic mathematics, its roots can be traced to earlier traditions, which had a direct influence on Muhammad ibn Mūsā alKhwārizmī (c. 780–850). He later wrote The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing, which established algebra as a mathematical discipline that is independent of geometry and arithmetic. http://knol.google.com/k/thefatherofalgebramuhammadibnm%C5%ABs%C4%81alkhw%C4%81rizm%C4%AB#
 3 years ago

satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
you can look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu%E1%B8%A5ammad_ibn_M%C5%ABs%C4%81_alKhw%C4%81rizm%C4%AB to see also. form his name we also get the word "algorithm"
 3 years ago

satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
at the time he worked the roman empire was gone and most of the center of science was in Bagdhad.
 3 years ago

jimmyrep Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the word Algebra is derived form the aeabis 'Al Jabr' which means' the working out'
 3 years ago

estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Algebra (Same comment as other one)
 3 years ago

satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
should humble us a little because most of our american ancestors were living in europe in abject poverty and ignorance under Charlemagne's rule
 3 years ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.