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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Who came up with the first mathematical equation?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It was probably very early Arabic people, during a time when the middle east was still ruled by empires. They were the first to develop algebra, and therefore the first to write math in the form of equations.

    Best of luck.

    -Spencer

  • 1 decade ago

    Funny you should ask- I saw the first written (and preserved) mathematical eqaution- i think it was an equation- this summer.

    I was in Luxor Egypt, and on the walls of one of the temples, is the first known math. It might be a tally of some sort.

    The temple is from around 2500 BCE.

  • Zoi
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Wikipedia says Robert Record in 1557 introduced for the first time the sign =.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Recorde

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equation

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know who thought of it, but the first equation is really x = x. Seems simple enough but it was really groundbreaking stuff at the time.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Probably the first cave man who realized that one rabbit plus one rabbit equalled two rabbits - and that could feed his family.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    adam and eve

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