### The Development of Algebra Questions

Choose **ONE** of the questions listed below and write at most three sides of A4 as an answer. Diagrams should be used wherever appropriate.

- "The Algebra of the Egyptians and Babylonians was purely rhetorical". Discuss this statement, with examples.

- Discuss the methods used for dealing with quadratic equations prior to 1000 A.D.

- Describe, with examples, the contributions of Diophantus to the development of algebraic methods and notation.

- Describe, with examples, the contributions of the Hindus and Arabs to the development of Algebra in the period 500-1000 A.D.

At the same time as you submit this answer you must suggest a title for your assessment essay for this topic, as explained in the Introduction. Failure to do this will result in a reduced grade for your assessed essay.

Assessment 2

The development of Algebra

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