Essay on Classification and Division(Revised)(Final)

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Jimenez 1 Jennifer Jimenez Professor Maddison ENC 1101 2 October 2006 Throughout the years cultures have developed some sort of mathematics. Some have passed from culture to culture making mathematics even more advanced and complicated. According to the Encarta Encyclopedia, counting was the earliest mathematical activity. Early humans counted to keep track of their herds and their trade. Such counting began from using their fingers from one to ten. Mathematics is the study of the relationships among numbers, shapes, and quantities, such relationships are involved in the branches of Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus. The first systems in arithmetic were the concepts of numbers and the invention of the four fundamental operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Algebra is a branch of mathematics in which symbols (usually letters) represent unknown numbers in mathematical equations. It is a generalization of arithmetic in which letters are combined according to the rules of arithmetic, allowing the basic operations of arithmetic, such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication, to be performed without the use of numbers. Algebra is typically the first math category that

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