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What is Mathematics?

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What is Mathematics?, a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.

What is Mathematics?
Please tell me the definition of maths.

What is Math?
Is math a science, an art, or some other anomaly?

What is Math?
Mathematics as the study of abstractions.

Difference Between Math and Arithmetic
Is there a difference between arithmetic and mathematics, and what is it?

Science or Art?
Is math a science or an art?

Mathematics and Philosophy
Is 2 + 3 really equal to 5?

Philosophy of the Truths of Mathematics
Do the truths of math hold in any conceivable world?

Understanding Mathematics
I feel compelled to ask questions like "how can we prove that?" and then set out to prove it. Is there a name for the type of scrutiny I enjoy?

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