Where Did Algebra Come From?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 10:18:04 PM ET
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Algebra has been developed over thousands of years in several different countries. The earliest methods for solving mathematical problems with one or more unknown quantities come from ancient Egypt. The word "algebra" itself is derived from the title of Baghdad mathematician Al-Kwarizmi's 9th century book, "Hidab al-jabr wal-muqubala."