Log in

No account? Create an account
100 Things: #35 - marypoppins = (superman + starship) / god;
Rome wasn't burned in a day, you know. Wait, maybe it was.
100 Things: #35
Ever wonder why we always solve for X in algebra?  Well, it's because algebra was invented in the Middle East, and the character that equations solved for was, roughly, "sh".  This sound is a single character in Arabic.  When algebra entered Europe through Moorish Spain, Arabic characters were changed to Spanish characters, and in Spanish there is no single character for "sh".  So, X was substituted.  That's why we always solve for X.


Burn Something