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What Is Boolean Algebra?

What is Boolean algebra? Is it as complicated as it sounds? Why is it so important in the day-to-day functioning of the modern world? Keep on reading to find out!

By
Jason Marshall, PhD
4-minute read
Episode #144

What’s Next?

Believe it or not, these three simple operations—NOT, AND, and OR—are actually all we need to know about Boolean algebra in order to understand how computers and calculators add numbers. I know the connection between this seemingly bizarre bit of math and your calculator probably isn’t obvious right now, but hang tight and I promise that everything will start coming together over the next few weeks.

Wrap Up

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Until next time, this is Jason Marshall with The Math Dude’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier. Thanks for reading, math fans!

 

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About the Author

Jason Marshall, PhD

Jason Marshall is the author of The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra. He provides clear explanations of math terms and principles, and his simple tricks for solving basic algebra problems will have even the most math-phobic person looking forward to working out whatever math problem comes their way.