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That is a long time ago Geno.

How many years ago is that?

$$\\2015\; -\; -1650\\

$Two minuses make a plus$\\

=2015+1650\\

=3665\;\;years\\

$That is almost 4 millenium!$\\

$And that is a very long time.$$$

So students have been enjoying or getting tortured by mathematics for a VERY LONG TIME!

Melody
Jan 16, 2015

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A papyrus of acient Egypt (approx 1650 BCE), listed (probably) practice problems and instructions. So, instructions in mathematics goes back many centuries.

geno3141
Jan 15, 2015

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That is a long time ago Geno.

How many years ago is that?

$$\\2015\; -\; -1650\\

$Two minuses make a plus$\\

=2015+1650\\

=3665\;\;years\\

$That is almost 4 millenium!$\\

$And that is a very long time.$$$

So students have been enjoying or getting tortured by mathematics for a VERY LONG TIME!

Melody
Jan 16, 2015