Arithmetic

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Arithmetic tables for childer, Lausanne, 1835

Arithmetic or arithmetics (frae the Greek wird ἀριθμός, arithmos "nummer") is the auldest[1] an maist elementary branch o mathematics, uised very popularly, for tasks rangin frae simple day-tae-day coontin tae advanced science an business calculations. It involves the study o quantity, especially as the result o operations that combine nummers. In common uisage, it refers tae the simpler properties when uisin the tradeetional operations o addeetion, subtraction, multiplication an diveesion wi smawer values o nummers. Professional mathematicians sometimes uise the term (heicher) arithmetic[2] when referrin tae mair advanced results relatit tae nummer theory, but this should nae be confused wi elementary arithmetic.

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  1. "Mathematics". Science Clarified. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. Davenport, Harold, The Higher Arithmetic: An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers (7th ed.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1999, ISBN 0-521-63446-6