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# who invented math and algebra?

and how math is so complicated and algebra dont let me get started

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- chersgazLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Some people that had nothing better to do with their lives.

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- 4 years ago
math: men.... human beings, as soon as they started to count (fingers, heads, apples, etc), algebra is just an abstraction of counting. the best mathematicians alive are too many to write here, but here are some nambes: Misha Gromov, John Milnor, Andrew Wiles, Grisha Perelman, Yasha Sinai, T. Yau, Gang Tian, among the dead ones: Euler, Hilbert, Lagrange, Newton, Leibnitz, Gauss

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- Barkley HoundLv 71 decade ago
The name algebra is derived from the treatise written by the Persian Muslim mathematician Muhammad bin Mūsā al-Khwārizmī titled (in Arabic الكتاب الجبر والمقابلة ) Al-Kitab al-Jabr wa-l-Muqabala (meaning "The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing"), which provided symbolic operations for the systematic solution of linear and quadratic equations.

As for math itself, that is pretty general and has probably been around since cave men tried to count mammoths they had killed.

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- vlee1225Lv 61 decade ago
Human beings like you and me invented math to keep the young kids busy, so that they can grow up smarter than their seniors!

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
the muslims invented algebra but i dotn know about math

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
whomever it was should be tarred and feathered. Then beat to death with socks filled with 2 rolls of quarters. Charles Bronson style.

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- SwamyLv 71 decade ago
We don't know but the zero was invented or discovered by Hindus.

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
I don't know, but I think they just did it to make themselves seem smarter, and whoever can understand that stuff is messed up worst then the ones who can't!

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
i think it was the arabs...or at least they accomplished a lot of difficult algebra and created new algebraic techniques/formulas...

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- alwaysmooseLv 71 decade ago
I'm told the Arabs....do with that what you wish.

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