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Is Arithmetic Math and can we Answer Questions about it?

Yesterday I answered this question and was a little surprised when the question was closed. A user in the comments stated, "This is not mathematics. It is arithmetic. Voting to close." The question ...
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What is the reasoning against posting questions which are “broad”?

It is really, really, hard to find good math resources on the internet. In my opinion, MSE provides an unmatched quality and talent compared to any other place on the internet. There are a lot of ...
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Why was my question taken negatively?

The question is here. It is currently closed as opinion based, with +2/-5, 1 vote to reopen and 1 vote to delete. I need help understanding this local disaster. As to close reason: I can easily ...
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Can I ask a question here related to proving a physical property about the rendering equation?

On Meta Stack Exchange, I posted this question about where I should post a question I have. I was asked to ask here whether this forum is the appropriate place. In computer graphics, many ray tracers ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for possible downvote sources on Mathematics Meta?

I recently received a downvote for an answer I gave, but I am unsure of the cause. I would like to ask for a possible explanation of the downvote on Mathematics Meta SE, but I am unsure of the policy ...
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Building a Library

Is math.stackexchange a good place to ask where to find copies of books? Say I want to get my hands on a copy of Baby Rudin, would it be appropriate to ask on this website where one can found? I use ...
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Are questions about how to make mathematical plots in Desmos on topic?

While there is a similar question about drawing diagrams, it was not clear to me from that post whether the software aspect of 'how to draw' something is considering being on topic. While I can plot ...
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About bans to ask question in math.stackexchange [duplicate]

I was banned from asking questions and it's still continuing. I even don't know whether it's OK to ask this question here. But I can't really distinguish the purposes of different sites of ...
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TI-83 Programming Question

Would it be improper to ask a question about programming a TI-83 Graphing Calculator here? Or would it be better in StackOverflow.SE.
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Is it allowed to ask two close questions to proof verification in MSE with different solutions?

I asked a question before, but I failed the solution I made. Then I made an almost completely different attempt to eliminate all errors. I re-posted the question, since editing the old question will ...
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If you had a question about someone's answer to not your question, is it better to comment or make a new question?

If you had a question about someone's answer to not your question from 7 years ago by an active user, is it better to comment or make a new question? The problem is they have no incentive to answer ...
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When is a statistics question on-topic?

I have a background in pure mathematics, and I happen to be teaching mostly statistics at the moment. When there is a question that I can't answer efficiently myself, or when I need a confirmation, I ...
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Is identifying an algorithm from equations on-topic?

I have neither the full vocabulary to explain in exact mathematical terminology nor the MathJax expertise to illustrate, so would such a question on reverse engineering (reverse mathematicing?) as ...
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Computational Math vs Computing

I am new to the Mathematics SE forum. I recently asked my first question. I received comments that it was a question about computing rather than maths. Today, I started receiving downvotes, which I ...
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Why is this question off-topic

I have been following this question. It has recently been marked as off-topic. I have checked the requirements for being on/off-topic, but they don't seem to apply to this question. Can someone please ...
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Why is this question completely disappearing where I have answered and got a bounty of 200?

The hidden question was: New numeration system, mapping to binary numeration system Where I have answered with the copyright notice that must be always respected and not only for my topics, and my ...
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I forgot an important condition in my question, but the question already has answers. Is there anything I can do?

I recently asked this group theory question and recieved answers, but unfortunately I had forgotten to add another condition which makes the question much more difficult. Would it acceptable to ask ...
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Is it okay to ask for an exercise or example?

I just thought of this idea. I am currently studying some advanced abstract algebra and recently I learned about Jordan-Holder factors, central simple algebras and stuff. The concepts are very new and ...
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How shall we handle big numbers / computer searching problems?

There are certain questions that ask about finding an object with a certain property, usually some large number. Now, to me, it is on the edge of what this site is about, as the question is not really ...
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Asking a question which is pretty much a dupe

I want to ask a question, but it is basically a duplicate of a (5 year old) question already asked here and that question doesn't have an answer. Morally, any good answer to that question would be an ...
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Getting Help With Calculations From A Paper: Acceptable Or No?

There is a math. ecology paper that I am interested in using in my own project but the math that is used in the paper is outside of my knowledge base. So ideally I was hoping to post the paper and the ...
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Best way to ask multiple questions

Sometimes when I sit down for a lengthy review session I find with many questions that I can't solve, and especially if it's on a weekend I won't have TA/Professors to ask, so I typically bring them ...
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Topic of questions

I have recently asked on both Physics and Math StackExchange education-related questions (such as prerequisites for a textbook or features of online courses) and they have been reported. I would like ...
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Why are there so many calculus questions on math.stackexchange?

Why are there so many questions based on calculus in math.stackexchange? I am a $10^{th}$ grade student. I joined math.stackexchange because of my teacher. He once showed us a question about finding ...
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Was this soft question appropriate?

I asked this question a week ago, and it quickly drew critical comments which were upvoted. I felt that the concern expressed in those comments had been addressed in the body of the question, and ...
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Need objective comments on the appropriateness of a question

I asked a question about a currently active Internet discussion (What is the reason for the "left to right" rule?) I specifically asked about the algebraic reason of one mathematical rule ...
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Should there be a Challenge tag?

Today I posted the question below: Challenge: find the order of an element in a Finite Abelian Group with a given presentation I was surprised to find that there is no such thing as a ...
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Do Probability and Statistics questions belong here?

When reading random questions on this site, I often come across some Statistics/Probability-related questions. More often than not, these questions receive either not enough or not good enough answers....
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Math.SE Vs MathEducation.SE for questions about efficient structure of solutions?

I’d like to reach out to the community to find an improved way of approaching a specific, common problem type (finding the Taylor coefficients in various binomial series expansions; both a) the ...
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When does Goldbach get away from non research levels? [closed]

This polynomial being every natural number greater than 3 is consistent with Goldbach's conjecture, because if both halves are positive, this is half a sum of two primes.I'm mostly trying to show ...
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Can we ask about code in math.stackexchange?

I was wondering if it's OK to ask about the implementation of a mathematical function in code? Really do not know if I should ask in StackOverflow or math.stackexchange.
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Multiple questions in a single post

Recently this question was edited so as to have two separate questions within the same post (after the OP tried to ask me the second question directly in comments on an unrelated question and I ...
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Are check my work question discouraged on this site?

Are check my work question discouraged on this site? So here are two basically the same question with one asking to answer the problem and other to what went wrong with my approach. What is wrong ...
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How can I make this question better.

Range of $ y = (\operatorname{arccot} x) (\operatorname{ arccot} ( - x)) $. I asked this question. How can I make this better? Someone in comments is saying I should add more context but I did.
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Will this question about understanding what this geometry question mean be on topic here?

https://english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/13147/will-this-question-be-on-topic-here So I asked this question on English stack exchange and they said "probably not". So will this question be ...
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Possible violation of copyright if question is answered - What is the Community's view?

This question asks users to determine a function involved in the inner working of a software. The identity of the software is unknown at the time of asking this question and it might possibly be ...
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Looking for An Answer [closed]

I was not sure whether to ask this question here or delete my question and ask the question again. The problem: I asked a question a while back but I am still waiting for an answer. I was not sure ...
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How Rigid Is the Multiple Question Rule When Analyzing Mathematical Concepts?

I was wondering if there could be exceptions to the multiple question rule when analyzing mathematical concepts. For example, suppose a user quotes a math-related paragraph on Wikipedia, and wants to ...
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Word requests okay?

I wanted to ask: Is there a mathematical term for completing a collection of sets with the operations of intersection, union, and complement? In other words, all the regions of a Venn diagram of ...
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Are questions about professional mathematician culture and language on-topic?

I want to ask this questions: What points mathematicians need in an explanation about red herring names? This question seems to be off-topic in Math Edu, since the site is more about teachers ...
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Master thesis: asking people to check the math

My academic advisor quit and the project is now discontinued. Yet, I'm still registered and I intend to hand in the thesis soon. The last time my advisor checked my work was a while ago since then I ...
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Is [programming] appropriate for “I will understand computer code better than maths notation”?

My understanding of the programming tag is informed by its tag description. In part: For […] questions where a computer-aided solution is strongly suggested. A ...
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What Counts as a duplicate Question?

Imagine somebody who is studying differential equations. He comes to the section on first order linear differential equations. He attempts to do the first problem in the section, but he comes up with ...
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Electronics/Physics related question which is mostly mathematics - on topic here?

I have a question which is related to a physical topic (force of one charge on another). In fact this specific question is about a charged ring with a radius $R$ and a charge in z-direction in ...
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Asking questions to add to the general knowledge pool

Recently, I've seen a few examples of users asking questions and answering their own questions as a way of adding to the question pool here on MSE. The most recent example I've seen of this is the ...
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Asking for the validity of papers in pre-print websites

Assume that I'm a beginner and I want to read a research paper on a pre-print website. Is it on the topic in mse to ask for the validity of a research paper in any pre-print websites such as arXiv ...
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Where to report MathJax bugs?

TL;DR: What is a suitable place where to report MathJax bugs? I mean the bugs which seem to be issues with MathJax in general - not specific to this site or Stack Exchange network. Often some ...
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How to properly ask a “textbook recommendation” question?

I've seen several "textbook recommendation" type questions on MSE, and some of them have been quite popular and helpful. In a lot of them, the poster provides their mathematical background information ...
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What type of questions can you ask? [duplicate]

What kind of questions can you ask on this site? does it all have to be advanced trig or pre- calculus? I'm in the 10th grade and taking Geometry this year.
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The problem with proof verification

What I am going to bring up is not a new problem. It was hashed again and again and again. It was brought up as far as 2013, and repeatedly almost every year. See 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Some of ...

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