Where did algebra get its name from?

Where did algebra get its name from?

The word algebra is a Latin variant of the Arabic word al-jabr . This came from the title of a book, Hidab al-jabr wal-muqubala , written in Baghdad about 825 A.D. by the Arab mathematician Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khowarizmi.

Why are objects in the mirror closer?

Here’s a case for saying that objects in the mirror are closer than they appear: The mirror is slightly convex so as to give the driver a wider field of view. As a result, the expanse of mirror reflecting light from the object into my eye is smaller than the expanse would be if the mirror were flat.

What exactly is evaporated milk?

Evaporated milk, also known as dehydrated milk, is a shelf-stable canned milk product with about 60% of the water removed from fresh milk. It differs from sweetened condensed milk, which contains added sugar. Sweetened condensed milk requires less processing since the added sugar inhibits bacterial growth.

Who was the first to use fire?

The cave has yielded a variety of early hominid bones, including Australopithecines, but the burned animal bones were found close by Homo erectus remains, so this strongly suggests that Homo erectus was the first to use fire.

Do you get paid to be a volunteer firefighter?

Volunteer firefighters do not get paid, but they can get reimbursed. Reimbursement is usually a small amount of tax-free money for time spent on shifts, responding to calls and training. The amount is usually at the discretion of the department.

Who invented bowling?

A British anthropologist, Sir Flinders Petrie, discovered in the 1930’s a collection of objects in a child’s grave in Egypt that appeared to him to be used for a crude form of bowling. If he was correct, then bowling traces its ancestry to 3200 BC.

What is the meaning of Kalamazoo?

“Kalamazoo” was originally a Native American name although its exact origin hasn’t been pinpointed. Some say it means “the mirage of reflecting river,” while others say it means bubbling or boiling water.

How many eggs to Octopus lay at a time?

Octopuses lay 56,000 eggs at a time. The mother spends six months so devoted to protecting the eggs that she doesn’t eat. The babies are the size of a grain of rice when they’re born.