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... To function well in a technologically advanced society, every educated person should be familiar with multiple aspects of the mathematical sciences. Although the mathematical sciences are pervasive, they are often invoked without an explicit awareness of their presence.
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... The mathematical sciences provide a language -- numbers, symbols, graphs, and diagrams -- for expressing ideas in everyday life as well as in science, engineering, medicine, business, and the arts. Mathematical symbols, which are more universal than Chinese, English, or Arabic, allow communication across communities with completely dissimilar spoken and written languages.
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