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Describe the historical development of Algebra in non-Western cultures.

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Algebra was developed by the ancient Egyptians, the Babylonian, Mesopotamia, the Chinese, the Indians, and other nonwestern cultures. The ancient Babylonians have solutions to linear and quadratic equations, but did not have general cubic equation until the Renaissance Italy. Throughout history, the Greeks, Indians, Chinese, Muslims, Hebrews, and Christians present their own versions of solutions to linear and quadratic equations.
Jia Xian ( ca. 1010- ca.1070) in China in mid-eleventh century has invented the Pascal's triangle that was discovered independently by Blaise Pascal in France centuries later. Another prominent Chinese mathematicians like Zhu Shijie ( ca. 1260-1320). The Chinese have originated the idea of the Pascal's triangle, but did not followed it up until western society contributed.
The most important mathematician who lived in the Islamic world was Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi ( ca. 780-850). He came from Khwarizm, the region south of the Aral sea, part of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. He spent much of his life ...

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