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'''Arithmetic''' is a branch of mathematics concerned primarily with the [[integer]]s (especially the [[nonnegative integer]]s) and their basic properties under the [[operation]]s of [[addition]], [[subtraction]], [[multiplication]] and [[division]].
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'''Arithmetic''' is a branch of mathematics concerned primarily with the [[integer]]s (especially the [[nonnegative]] integers) and their basic properties under the [[operation]]s of [[addition]], [[subtraction]], [[multiplication]] and [[division]].
  
 
In general, more basic properties of the integers belong to arithmetic while deeper or more difficult results belong to [[number theory]], but the boundary is not extremely clear.  For instance, [[modular arithmetic]] might be considered part of arithmetic as well as part of [[number theory]].   
 
In general, more basic properties of the integers belong to arithmetic while deeper or more difficult results belong to [[number theory]], but the boundary is not extremely clear.  For instance, [[modular arithmetic]] might be considered part of arithmetic as well as part of [[number theory]].   

Revision as of 14:36, 25 August 2006

Arithmetic is a branch of mathematics concerned primarily with the integers (especially the nonnegative integers) and their basic properties under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In general, more basic properties of the integers belong to arithmetic while deeper or more difficult results belong to number theory, but the boundary is not extremely clear. For instance, modular arithmetic might be considered part of arithmetic as well as part of number theory.


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