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Today’s Daily Dose of English is a request from Albert, in Catalonia, Spain. Albert has written:
I recently saw the "Computer Symbols" video and thought it'd be really interesting [to have] a video about mathematic operations. For example, it took me some time to find out that 3 x 4 was read "three times four" (in Spanish we say "three by four"). There are plenty of them: 3+3, 3-3, 3*3, 3/3, 3^3, sqrt(3), 3! and a lot more which I don't know how to write their symbols now. Many thanks for your videos!!! :-) Albert Mata.
And many thanks to you, Albert, for making the request. It’s an excellent question and one that I’m sure many students are also unsure about.
Unfortunately, Maths was never my strong point. I’ve always been very good with English and always very bad with mathematics. However, if we avoid numbers and stick to the language, I should manage to explain this one reasonably well.
16th of May 2011
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