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Al-Khowarizmi, Mohammed ibn Musa, Algoritmi de numero Indorum ("Al-Khwarizmi Concerning the Hindu Art of Reckoning"). The Book of Algebra and Almucabola., 813-833 A.D., about 825 AD , pp. 66-157, in Karpinski, L.C. (translator) (ed.), Robert of Chester's Latin Translation of the Algebra of Al- Khowarizmi, New York, Macmillan, 1915. Google

Published before 1923

1 ;;Quote: the oldest mathematical text book contains first degree equations; Egyptian papyrus from about 1700 B.C.
11 ;;Quote: algebraic ideas appeared independently in Egypt, Babylon, China, Greece, and India
11+;;Quote: algebra is the natural expression of man's interest in the numerical thought
45 ;;Quote: Al-Khowarizmi introduction to calculation by completion and reduction; useful in inheritance, law-suits, trade, digging canals, etc.
67 ;;Quote: all things involve number and number is that which is composed of units
67+;;Quote: number proceeds from unity to ten to 30 to 100 and on to infinity
75 ;;Quote: Al-Khowarizmi's examples repeatedly occur in mathematical literature
75+;;Quote: the roots of a quadratic equation depend on b^2-4ac
95 ;;Quote: the product of 10-x and 10+x is 100-x^2
103 ;;Quote: example of solving a quadratic equation
123 ;;Quote: solving a proportional equation with one unknown
129 ;;Quote: another example of solving a quadratic equation

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