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Mathematics and EnglishI have often butted my head against different mathematical terminology in different countries. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20070621 01:58:22
Re: Mathematics and EnglishActually, BIDMAS is a more used term in the UK, rather than BODMAS. BODMAS is also used in the US except it isn't that popular. #3 20070621 02:10:45
Re: Mathematics and EnglishI use “least common multiple” and “lowest common multiple” interchangeably. #4 20070621 02:15:17
Re: Mathematics and Englishgreatest common divisor and greatest common factor. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #6 20070621 03:01:59
Re: Mathematics and EnglishI use the Highest Common Factor instead of the Greatest one. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #7 20070621 07:24:05
Re: Mathematics and EnglishThanks! I can add: "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #8 20070621 19:43:22
Re: Mathematics and EnglishIt doesn't make any difference, but some people I know also use BOMDAS, instead. 