Reply to post: "maths" is not "arithmetic"

Do the numbers, Einstein: AI is more than maths as some know it

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

"maths" is not "arithmetic"

'the first thing you have to realise is that "maths" is not "arithmetic" as many might believe'

I did Maths A and S levels, but those contained a fair bit of arithmetic. It wasn't until I did Maths at uni that I fully realised the truth of the above quote.

I quickly discovered that the only times I used mental arithmetic in earnest was when shopping or playing darts.

The desire to maintain my skills in arithmetic justified the purchase of a dart board. :-)

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019