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...a key element of mathematics. Learning it makes you think in other ways.
You may not get all that is going on, I know I'm not good at higher math, (and that is geometry on up!), but it is a "how to" learning exercise. How to learn.

Although I don't really understand algebra, I do find it fascinating. So I think.........