Talk:Mathematics

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Semi-protected edit request on 20 January 2014[edit]

197.77.0.57 (talk) 19:43, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 19:47, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Issue with the "Mathematics as profession"[edit]

The "Mathematics as profession" section does not talk about the profession of mathematics. It only talks about accolades awarded in the field of mathematics. However, it would be hard to argue that the purpose of professional mathematics (or any profession) is to pursue such rewards.

Suggest renaming the section to "Mathematical Accolades" or "Mathematical Rewards". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tac-Tics (talkcontribs) 04:01, 14 March 2014 (UTC)


Well I think it's fine as it is.--BarsofGold (talk) 17:00, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Mathmatical origin[edit]

Well, I think that it was the Babalonians that probably invented math when their nation just started. --Jutty10 (talk) 22:47, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

It's a little more complicated than that. Civilizations all over the earth, from England to India, observed that a triangle with sides of lengths 3, 4, and 5 was a right triangle. It is true that the Babylonians took this further, discovering many more Pythagorean triples, and the Greeks further still, proving the Pythagorean Theorem in complete generality. Rick Norwood (talk) 12:02, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 July 2014[edit]

14.98.92.232 (talk) 05:59, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Anupmehra -Let's talk! 09:17, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 July 2014[edit]

Sorry, I wanna translate the "Mathematics" from English to My language.Unfortunately, There is no edit button.How could I find any way or choices to translate the semi-lock.Thanks! :-D Sereysopea Ung (talk) 13:57, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

I have created Talk:Mathematics/Sandbox with a complete copy of the current article. You should be able to access that for your translation purposes. Let us know when you are done so I can delete it.--agr (talk) 14:25, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
I plan to delete it after Wednesday, August 13, per Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Talk:Mathematics/Sandbox. So if you are using it, please make a local copy for yourself.--agr (talk) 03:26, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Isn't there a "View source" tab instead of the usual "Edit" tab ? DexDor (talk) 04:43, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
I just tried on a browser that was not logged in and indeed there is. I should have checked for that first, sorry for the added bother.--agr (talk) 15:47, 10 August 2014 (UTC)