So when was algebra invented exactly? Approximately 3000 B.C. then earliest civilizations such as Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Babylon and ancient China emergence algebra appear and began to take its place in the world. But the word “algebra” itself came from a Persian astronomer, mathematician and geographer muhammad ibn musa al-khwarizmi only about 820 C.E. In his book called “The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing” he described term “algebra”. The word algebra is Latin word translated from Arabic al-jabr or al-ğabr. It was written as simple operation with equations. This word means “restoration”, “restoring”, “forcing”. Al-khwarizmi also described arithmetic techniques with Hindu numerals. Latin word “algorithm” is also the Persian word al-Khwārizmī. Muhammad ibn musa al-khwarizmi’s book was the foundation to nowadays algebra. He took all the ancient civilization mathematical knowledge and made algebra which our children are learning in the school these days. But don’t forget that he only made fundament of algebra.

## When was algebra invented?

3000 B.C.

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# When was algebra invented