A famous philosopher once said, “Wherever

there are numbers, there is beauty” ….. One of the first things we learn as children

is how to count. As time passes, we move onto advanced math

topics. So at any point you could be learning Geometry

or Trigonometry or Calculus or Algebra or even a combination of these topics. In this video I will talk about Algebra, a

KEY mathematical topic. First, let us focus on the word Algebra.

What does it mean? Where does it come from? The word Algebra has its origins in Baghdad

and this was many many years ago. The word algebra comes from an Arabic book

whose title is: Al Kitab al mukhtasar fi hisab al gabr wal

muqabala. This title is the source of the word: Algebra So what does the title mean?

The English translation of the title is : The book on calculation by completion and balancing. Now let us look at a few more definitions: Algebra is putting real life problems into

equations and then solving them. That does not say much does it? So let us

take a simple real world example: A clown was invited to perform at a birthday

party. The clown arrived in the party with 18 balloons.

On the way to the birthday party 7 balloons got blown away.

So how many balloons did the clown have in the beginning? Algebra helps us arrive an answer. Let us

see how? Let us denote this unknown number with an

alphabet. You can use any alphabet but a common one

is the alphabet ‘X’. Now X gets reduced by 7 since 7 balloons were

blown away. Let us write this down: After this happened the clown was left with

18 balloons. So X -7=18. What we have here is an equation with 1 unknown

number. Using a bit of mathematical magic , we can

now say: X=18 + 7 Or X is equal to 25. 25 IS THE NUMBER OF BALLOONS THE CLOWN HAD

IN THE BEGINNING. Since this example is fresh in our minds,

let us look at another definition of Algebra. Algebra is about finding unknowns. It is the

branch of mathematics that substitutes letters for numbers. Finally, Algebra is the beginning of a journey

that gives you the skills to solve more complex problems. So play with Algebra and you will surely be

rewarded. Thank You.

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I'm in year 6 learning expressions and it's soooo hard

Thank you for this I could now understand it:)

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Very helpful with my exam revision as I couldn't understand what algebra meant. Thanks for the video.

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Wonderful explanation π

Just wondering,are you of Indian heratige?

The clown has 18 balloons, 7 flew away, now the clown has 11 inflated balloons. How many did this clown have to begin with? Well the clown obviously began with 18 inflated balloons.

Yet you're answer is the entire package of balloons, 7 of which were defective or unwanted/not needed for some reason. But how do you know the clown had a package of 25 balloons to begin with? Did you sneak into his truck? Seriously where did these 25 balloons come from? No wait I could be wrong…

…It was a single pack of 18 balloons, we're just not counting all the other packages of unused balloons back at the Clowny-Headquarters. …Or did this clown actually have 25 inflated balloons to begin with and you're just messing with us by saying he's only holding 18 followed by another time and energy consuming distraction of a question/paradox? There-are-four-lights!

Algebra is best left to the robots, not humans who will use it for scam artistry in college. Sorry my experience in math wasn't the best. …Or was it? All a matter of perspective and how much you really want something to be.

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Thanks I knew how to do algebra but I forgot

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This helped me a lot for my algebra test thanks

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I'm 20 and this made more since then any of my math teachers did.

Hey, I will just ask something. Can you help me think of what will I tell or ask to my students after they watch this educational video? Its for the introduction of algebra.

Pls help me

THANK YOU. YOU MADE.ME UNDERSTAND THE DEFINITION OF ALGEBRA.

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How old is this boy

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Nice pronunciation in Arabic language

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this video helped me out.

how do you feel about algebraic expressions

here is a link to nice algebra videos for kids and beginners.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRZS-0KwfZM&list=PLszFInimj5yvLNz5kiX9BYlkcdbADzooj&t=0s&index=1

yow algebra is hard i spent my lunch breack at school trying to lern it

The subtitles are off sync. Just thought you might want to know.

Let's just do 18 – 7? In fact, why make life harder than it already is? Just do 18 – 7 instead of doing fgvfxffvgvbvcfbvv5&4%*%5& β34#$44%% Γ [email protected]=2ddccv = 9.

I don't understand the letters, do they have specific numbers for each one or is there a bunch of different numbers for each letter? Can someone tell me please, thanks π

I am in 5th grade and I am in richment or richmond idk but I have to take a quiz tommorow ad i didnt understand the things the teacher thought me i am so nervous

Bruh this is a bit confusing

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