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I saw there is a tag in math.SE, and people are allowed to ask directly finance questions in math.SE. Curious why?

Although finance questions could need math calculations, a lot of other backgrounds/conversions/terms might get involved. Plus the way finance question is asked usually is not the same as mathematics, and thus you need to switch context a bit in understanding the questions and terms.

Why don't we have a separate board for finance? And if someone needs to ask math involved in finance, he/she could abstract the math out and ask in math.SE without involving any finance context.

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I think tags like and are OK so long as the questions are primarily about the mathematics and that any jargon used is completely explained. For example, a question about loan payments may be, from a mathematics perspective, primarily about geometric series and would therefore fall under the . In this case, it may be helpful to include the tag because it helps narrow the scope of the question to the types of series used in loan payment questions.

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