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I believe that the most fundamental concept in mathematics is equality. What do you think?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi,

I concur.

The equals sign or equality sign (=) is a mathematical symbol used to indicate equality. It was invented in 1557 by Robert Recorde. In an equation, the equals sign is placed between two (or more) expressions that have the same value.

The Left Hand Sight equals the Right Hand Side.

There are mathematical signs

,but this is sign, =, is rudimentary.

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Wow, I wonder how people wrote math before 1557

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Ok, an equal sign/concept is quite important but I can think of other contenders.

axiomatic approach

provability

consistency

Do we have to have a top concept? Couldn't we have a more egalitarian approach to concepts? Whoops! That'll be a metaphysical equal approach of course

Bob

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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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Haha interesting observation.

Indeed, the axiomatic approach and proofs is a very fundamental concept.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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Here is another exciting article about Equality

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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