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How to Think Like a Mathematician by Kevin Houston

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CHAPTER 4

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Writing mathematics II

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Learn as much by writing as by reading.

Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, 1906

In the previous chapter we were concerned with the basic principles of writing mathematics. Here we shall become more specific and give particular examples of ways to improve the presentation of mathematics.

Expressing yourself clearly

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If you use ‘if’, then use ‘then’

If you use the word ‘if’, then use the word ‘then’ as well. (It ...

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