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It’s been a long time since I did any sort of formal study of maths, so could someone remind me what calculus has to do with number bases or graph theory?

Nothing that I’m aware of. Also:

- “[U]nderstanding number patterns” as taught at school level has nothing to do with the university-level topic of number theory. Number theory used to be a very “pure” branch of maths that seemed to have an unhealthy obsession with prime numbers, but with the advent of computers it found important applications in the field of encryption.
- Graph theory is the study of diagrams involving directed or undirected paths joining nodes, and has nothing to do with “graphing data” as taught in schools. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Bridges_of_K%C3%B6nigsberg

I’m guessing this advertising blurb was written by someone who never got beyond high school maths.

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Or, you know, you could just use Khan Academy and get a lot of this for free.

Fields medal, here I come!

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Fields Medalis a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians under 40 years of age at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), a meeting that takes place every four years.

"under 40 years of age "

shit.

Yes, but in what base?

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