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#1 2021-09-16 06:33:47

pi_cubed
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Inconsistency in the main website and forum names

The main website uses the British spelling "maths" while the forums use the American spelling "math." Is this intentional?

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#2 2021-09-16 14:31:34

ganesh
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Re: Inconsistency in the main website and forum names

See here.

Maths Is Fun

On the home page, it has been stated:

"Mathematics is commonly called Math in the US and Maths in the UK."

Both Maths Is Fun and Math Is Fun connect to the website.

One possible reason is the country of origin of the website.


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#3 2021-09-17 00:42:21

Bob
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Re: Inconsistency in the main website and forum names

Both lead to the same place.  I think this is simply so that both UK and US new members can find the site even if they get the 'wrong' spelling.

Of course, if you study maths in the UK,  you do lots more as it's a plural. smile

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