Today we take for granted the numerous symbols that appear in the mathematical literature, but each has a history of its own, often reflecting the state of Mathematics at the time. -Eli Maor The symbols used in modern Mathematics tend to be understood exclusively by those who deem to use them. In school, the beginner Mathematician uses $+, -, \times$ and $\div$. These operations are the basis of arithmetic; and subsequently, further complex problems arise …

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