What did those darned Muslims give us other than grammar and algebra?
That same year Forever 21 was forced to stop selling tops that read “Allergic to algebra.”
The arc of Hathahate is like one of those U-ish parabolas from algebra class.
To make the algebra work, each day had to have been twenty-two hours in length.
Quite appropriately, Moses received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award in 1982 for his work with the algebra Project.
According to every rule of algebra, not more than one of us three should be alive now.
Apples and algebra were the things she cared most about in school life.
She went singing to her algebra, which she could not have done if it had not been snowing.
Has your algebra bothered you, or is the barn dance troubling your conscience?
One might almost as well say, "If I only had the knowledge of algebra I had as a child!"
1550s, from Medieval Latin algebra, from Arabic al jebr "reunion of broken parts," as in computation, used 9c. by Baghdad mathematician Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi as the title of his famous treatise on equations ("Kitab al-Jabr w'al-Muqabala" "Rules of Reintegration and Reduction"), which also introduced Arabic numerals to the West. The accent shifted 17c. from second syllable to first. The word was used in English 15c.-16c. to mean "bone-setting," probably from Arab medical men in Spain.
A branch of mathematics marked chiefly by the use of symbols to represent numbers, as in the use of a2 + b2 = c2 to express the Pythagorean theorem.