It is not strange that algebra can be very difficult for many students. We will give you some tips that can help you with understanding algebra.

## History

Algebra has appeared in ancient Babylon. Then, they were able to solve algebraic equations with variables and formulas. But, father of algebra is Diophantus, a Greek mathematician which is considered to be father of algebra. Why? Nobody doesn’t know.

## Lines

Lines look like they are up to go uphill on a mountain, and they have positive slopes, and those who look like they go downhill have negative slopes.

## Solving for X

To solve X is not problem, you must be sure to get X alone on one side of the equation. If you have equation like **2x + 3 = 9 **always start with the number that is tied to variable. It would be 2X=6, and at the end, we can see that the X is 3.

## Properties

Properties are used in algebraic expressions, also commutation, inverse, identity and association.

## Polynomials

Polynomials are expressions that can be factored out, and for this, we have two expressions in parentheses instead of one long expressions.