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#1 2007-06-20 18:06:03

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Mathematics and English

I have often butted my head against different mathematical terminology in different countries.

Obviously, maths, versus math. but there is lots more. I thought I might make a page on the subject ... here is what I have so far.

(Note: AU=Australia, CA=Canada, NZ=New Zealand)

PEMDAS US
BODMAS UK
BEDMAS CA
   
Co-interior angles CA, AU, UK, NZ
Consecutive Interior Angles US
   
Vertical Angles US
Vertically Opposite Angles UK, AU
   
least common multiple US
lowest common multiple UK, AU
   
Trapezium UK
Trapezoid US

Do you agree with those? Do you have any of your own you would like to contribute to the page?


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#2 2007-06-21 01:58:22

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Re: Mathematics and English

Actually, 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 2007-06-21 02:10:45

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I use “least common multiple” and “lowest common multiple” interchangeably. neutral

Well, actually, I don’t use either term that much. I usually just say LCM. tongue


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#4 2007-06-21 02:15:17

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greatest common divisor and greatest common factor.


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#5 2007-06-21 02:15:18

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BODMAS and Trapezium is also AU

 

#6 2007-06-21 03:01:59

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I use the Highest Common Factor instead of the Greatest one.


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#7 2007-06-21 07:24:05

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Re: Mathematics and English

Thanks! I can add:

Greatest Common Divisor US
Greatest Common Factor US
Highest Common Factor UK, AU


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#8 2007-06-21 19:43:22

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It doesn't make any difference, but some people I know also use BOMDAS, instead.

 

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