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Steve Jessop
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79 votes

Are there contradictions in math?

42 votes

Why should we prove obvious things?

42 votes
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What did Alan Turing mean when he said he didn't fully understand dy/dx?

32 votes

Are there an infinite number of prime numbers where removing any number of digits leaves a prime?

21 votes

"If everyone in front of you is bald, then you're bald." Does this logically mean that the first person is bald?

18 votes

Why are primes considered to be the "building blocks" of the integers?

14 votes

Are there many fewer rational numbers than reals?

13 votes

Is it really true that "if a function is discontinuous, automatically, it's not differentiable"?

13 votes

Why does a function has to be differentiable so many times to be considered smooth?

12 votes

Is arrow notation for vectors "not mathematically mature"?

11 votes

When has one sufficiently mastered an area of mathematics?

10 votes

Show that the numbers $(2n + 1)$ and $(4n^2+1)$ are relatively prime

8 votes

Why can't you pick socks using coin flips?

7 votes

Does mathematics require axioms?

7 votes

Proof that the empty set is a relation

7 votes

Are there rigorous formulation and proof of the pigeonhole principle?

5 votes

Is it a new type of induction? (Infinitesimal induction) Is this even true?

5 votes

Is a proof still valid if only the writer understands it?

5 votes

Gap year to study math

5 votes

Why can't you square both sides of an equation?

4 votes

A strange puzzle having two possible solutions

4 votes

Is a matrix $A$ with an eigenvalue of $0$ invertible?

4 votes

Grasping the concept of equivalence classes more concretely

3 votes

Unexpected result from Euler's formula

3 votes

If a coin toss is observed to come up as heads many times, does that affect the probability of the next toss?

3 votes

Why is uniqueness important for PDEs?

2 votes

How to explain brackets to young students

2 votes

Negation of injectivity

2 votes

How do I make a student understand contradiction?

2 votes

Is differentiating on both sides of an equation allowed?