Did you know that algebra dates back to at least 3000 BC! The Rhind Papyrus, dating from around 1650 BC, is an ancient instruction manual in arithmetic and geometry It shows how multiplication and division was carried out at that time. It also contains evidence of other mathematical knowledge including how to solve linear equations. The Berlin Papyrus, which dates from around 1300 BCE, shows that ancient Egyptians could also solve quadratic equations.
Algebra is used in many ways, but can still be an area of Maths which many find difficult to understand. If you need some more help with algebra, then have a look at Part 5 of how “How to work with Algebra” guide.
Part 5 focusses on solving equations. It explains how to solve the following:
It also has some questions to help you practise, and answers to check your understanding.
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