1. Algebra and Viète XVI

    1. Find information about the french mathematician Viète.
    2. Towards symbolism in mathematics…

    In 1591 , he published " In artem ananyticam isagoge" . Before Viète,  the symbolism hasn't existed. The square was called  "census" , the cube " cuba" . Viète created the symbolic language . He defined the modern equation, unknowns were symolized by voyels and datas by consonns.
    For example,


    He was the first to implement the notation "+" and "-" , "in" for the multiplication and  "_" for the division.

    COLLABORATIVE TASK : In the padlet, share some equations/Calculations in the Viète way of writing with your partners and solve the others


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