Terry Moore: Why is ‘x’ the unknown?

The history of ‘X’, and how a failure to pronounce the Arabic word ‘shay’n’ in Spanish led to a ubiquitous symbol in mathematics.

Categories: History

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  1. Indeed, couldn’t have put it better: fun and educational as well as reminding us of Europe (and the ‘Enlightenments’) debt to Muslim civilization.

    Not that the Islamophobes will pay heed…

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