A teacher was trying to impress her students with the fact
that terms cannot be subtracted from one another unless they are like terms.
"For example," she continued, "we cannot take five apples from six bananas."
Next time you are watching football and you see your favorite quarterback
throw a pass completion, think about the math used in connection with
completed pass.
Algebra is used everyday, all the time. It is used in problem solving
situations when you are trying to determine how long it will take
you to get from your home to your friends house.