Where the Word “Algebra” Came From?

If you’re taking algebra for the first time, you might think to yourself, algebra is a strange word. It doesn’t sound like people were speaking English at the time.

We call it algebra because of the person pictured in the image above. His name is Al-Khwarizmi. He writes the first algebra book around the year 800. The Soviet Union issued this postage stamp in 1983 to mark the 1200th anniversary of…