Difference between revisions of "Arithmetic"

 
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Arithmetic is the most basic of math. It is taught in elementary school.
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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]].
Arithmetic includes:
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Addition
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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]].
Subtraction
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Multiplication
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Division
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Revision as of 15:36, 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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