Why do we use letters like x and y to represent numbers in algebra?

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Why do we use letters like x and y to represent numbers in algebra?

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Convenient unique label for unknown variables. That way you can keep track of them in the formula. If all unknowns were ? or X, we wouldn’t know which value it is.

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