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Topic: Dear professor, please stop telling teachers multiplication is
scaling.

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Joe Niederberger

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Re: Dear professor, please stop telling teachers multiplication is
scaling.

Posted: May 8, 2013 11:46 AM
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I always connected the word "scaling" more with log and exp. ;-)

Although, I do like your pie example: what does it even mean to "scale a pie by 5?" Are we talking linear, area, volume, weight? On the other hand, if I say a pie on the scale of the galaxy, you kind of get the picture.

Cheers,
Joe N



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