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I like his rant better

What is the answer?

It is a subjective question

That everything has some purpose.

I do not agree with that view

Read the last two lines of his rant

He cAnnot because he does not want to.

No offence, your idea of applications, especially that of measurements is ridiculous.

Mathematics can be applied to reality but we do not care.

Bangladesh Mathematics Olympiad Champion wrote:

Mathematics is no more useless than music, painting, rock-climbing or writing a good book. Are these things useless? Of course not!

You may have noticed this. There is a double standard going on against mathematics. You have never seen questions like “What are the real life applications of music?” or “What are the real life applications of reading good books?” But questions like “Why would anyone learn math? What are the real world applications of it?” are readily available everywhere. Why the double standards?

I view mathematics as an art form. It is not useless. I also do not believe that mathematics is important only because of its “practical applications”. Mathematics is not useful just because Gauss used it locate asteroids, or people now use it to encrypt stuff. The original appeal of mathematics does not lie there. Mathematics is useful in its own right and merit. Like I said, it’s an art form. And I shouldn't have to justify why I do mathematics.

Yep. Lets just talk about carrots

What if the future is an illusion?

**Agnishom**- Replies: 4

Integrate

from 0 to l whereWhy is it important to define natural numbers?

Explain the algorithm

{x} and {{x}} are different

Probably not. There can be harder conic problems

But why?

GCD?

Posts cannot contain only capital letters?

How does one solve the diophantine equation ax+by=c?

If you know how to rephrase the question, tell me. I will change it.

By each term, we mean each instance of

For such a term to be an integer, and should both be integers. Hence, should be for some and should be for some .So, you want all non-negative ordered solutions of 2x+8y=1024

I convinced Calvin 0^0 is 1

Have you never done binomial espansions by hand?

I made the question. See Amrita's signature.

I have found a more serious paper, I think

Even if they are in a series?