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Re: all of math is just addition and multiplication
Posted:
Apr 10, 2014 5:21 PM


My first "All of math is just addition and multiplication" post generated some bemusement and consternation. Perhaps I should have said there are just two tools in the mathematician's toolbox  addition and multiplication. (Counting is a given.) If you take a close look at the individual steps your brain takes in solving a math problem, you will find there is nothing beyond basic addition and multiplication.
Of course, I'm using "math" in the ordinary sense of the numbery, mainstream math, from counting up through calculus and beyond.
Somewhere in the thread I issued a challenge to shoot me down with some problem taken from a math textbook.
No one accepted the challenge, so I ask again, show me a problem from a math textbook that involves more than basic steps in the brain of addition and multiplication.
http://www.donaldsauter.com/allofmath.htm
Donald Sauter
> I just put up a new page supporting my argument that, > "all of math is just addition and multiplication." > Please feel free to have a look. It's not long. > > http://www.donaldsauter.com/allofmath.htm > > Donald Sauter



