Wonder #2854: Why Did They Put the Alphabet in Math?

Question 1 of 3

What is Algebra?

  1. a kind of programming language
  2. a type of corporate finance
  3. a kind of math that uses numbers and letters
  4. a branch of engineering

Question 2 of 3

What are the letters in an algebraic problem called?

  1. variables
  2. expressions
  3. denominators
  4. inputs

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following would NOT be a good career field for someone who enjoys math class?

  1. space travel
  2. computer programming
  3. finance
  4. psychology

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