Talk:Cancellation property

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I wouldn't worry about slight overlap between articles, provided it's only slight. -- The Anome 02:36, 27 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Simpler explanation of 'cancel'?[edit]

This article may be a bit difficult for a non-mathematician to understand. Perhaps it would be good to either

  • add a short introduction (what does 'cancel' mean in mathematics, plus easy example like a,b,c real and nonzero), or
  • use this information to create a separate 'easy' article about canellation?

I added a link here from derivative, and there is a risk that non-mathematicians will follow that link. --Erik 18:53, 23 January 2006 (UTC)


It was the "1, 2, 5" bit that muddled me. I'm sorry. --VKokielov 13:39, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Possibly a syntax error in "Interpretation" section[edit]

I suspect this to be a syntax error:

* so a set monomorphism but as it is a set endomorphism it is a set section,

so is a set monomorphism but as it is a set endomorphism it is a set section,

Otherwise I can't make sense of this sentence. In any case, it would be desirable to split this sentence in few shorter ones. It's hard to follow the thought of the author otherwise. (talk) 18:08, 27 October 2014 (UTC)