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This body of knowledge involves the study of issues of quantitative or spatial nature. 


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This is the earliest technique for visibly expressing the ideas of numbers. 


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This was a noteworthy improvement on counting by ones. 


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By 3500 B.C. they had a fully developed number system that would allow counting to continue indefinitely. 


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This technique assigns different values to symbols based on their location in a numerical representation. 


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This technique uses a single mark to represent a collection of like symbols. 


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Cuneiform script was a natural consequence of these people choosing to write on clay. 


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It is the oldest and most continuously pursued of the exact sciences. 


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This is the oldest and most universal procedure of solving linear equations. 


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In their mathematics everything is stated in terms of specific numbers, and nowhere does one find a trace of what might properly be called a theorem. 


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They had a symbol for "that which is unknown" is very close to an "X" 


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Math for this group seems to have been a detached intellectual subject for the connoisseur. 


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Their doctrine was a curious mixture of cosmic philosophy and number mysticism. Their school was more of a fraternity. 


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It is the first example of a curve that could not be drawn by the required straightedge and compass. It had to be drawn point by point. 


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After he conquered the known world, the scene of mathematical activity shifted back to Egypt. 


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The library of this city housed the largest collection of Greeks work in existence. 


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These shook the foundations of Pythagorean doctrine since they maintained "everything is number." 


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The Greeks insistence of working entirely in this area of mathematics retarded progress in algebra of many centuries. 


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He observed: "If it were not for the vast extent of the Atlantic Sea one might sail for Iberia (Spain) to India along one and the same parallel. 


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His error int he distance between Europe and Asia fortified Columbus' belief that Columbus had reached India 

