### What Is Algebra and Its Role in the Real World?

Algebra is a field of mathematics. Usually, students in high school or elementary will be the first ones who will experience this subject. Most of them will say that it is probably one of the hardest and complicated subjects there is. Well, anything that is connected to Mathematics could really be.

When someone will say the word Algebra out loud, numbers and equations will immediately pop into ones mind. What they do not usually know is what and who and how Algebra started. A brief history of Algebra will be read in this article, to understand why and how and who started Algebra in the first place.

The Greeks first introduced Algebra in the third century and eventually it was also traced to the early Babylonians. The Babylonians were the ones who created formulas and equations that we still use to solve situations until today. Diophantus was eventually named Algebra's Father. In the 16th century, Rene Descartes was one of the names that were famous because of the book that he wrote entitled La Geometrie. What he did was more modern and is still used and taught until today.

Now that you know enough about the history of Algebra, do you now think that it is something important? You would probably still say and still wonder what Algebra has to do in the real world. Is it useable? Does it help with every day life? Do you really need to know Algebra to live? Those questions might be answered in this article.