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## Algebra 1

### Course: Algebra 1 > Unit 2

Lesson 4: Linear equations with unknown coefficients# Why is algebra important to learn?

Professionals share why algebra is important to learn. Created by Khan Academy.

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- why is algebra is important(4 votes)
- Algebra gives us the basis we need to comprehend certain problems that require more thinking. It also gives a building block for future math classes and can help with non-math related classes as well.(14 votes)

- (marker scratching) (gentle upbeat music) - Algebra is really the unifying thread of almost all of mathematics. You may think algebra is boring, but it is the one tool you can use to not only understand, but unlock the universe. Creative algebra is used in computer game design. It powers how artificial intelligence works. Mastering algebra will provide you with the ability to decode and understand many complex systems. In my opinion, if you can master algebra, you can master anything(5 votes)
- I truly believe that learning Algebra is the purest way of decoding complex systems.(4 votes)
- What exactly are these videos for?(2 votes)
- Motivation. It is easier to learn a subject if you understand why it is important to do so.(3 votes)

- Why Algebra so important(2 votes)
- algebra is a really good and exact way to find things we don't know completely. one of the things i think of most when i think of this is a rocket's fin. we use algebra to find the unknown value of the angle of the ship's fin so that it's safe to fly into space and around the world. the fin needs to have an almost perfect angle to not fly in a wrong direction or spin out of control, so we use algebra to find this unknown value with graphing for rocket's fins, how a boat's buoyancy can help it travel without getting capsized, etc. this is just a few examples of how important algebra is and if you want more i'd be gladto give you more. i hoped this helped and that you have a good year :)(1 vote)

- Algebra is really the unifying thread of almost all of mathematics. You may think algebra is boring, but it is the one tool you can use to not only understand, but unlock the universe.(2 votes)
- algebra is important in many reason you need to know something it will come in handle you never know(2 votes)
- because we need math in whatever we work in especially in construction or businesses(1 vote)

## Video transcript

(marker scratching) (gentle upbeat music) - Algebra is really the unifying thread of almost all of mathematics. You may think algebra is boring, but it is the one tool you can
use to not only understand, but unlock the universe. Creative algebra is used
in computer game design. It powers how artificial
intelligence works. Mastering algebra will
provide you with the ability to decode and understand
many complex systems. In my opinion, if you can master algebra, you can master anything.