## Interest

on Jan 29, 2011

# Stumblers Who Commented On This Page

## xmldocument

### xmldocument

Just like to point out this is a rehosted image taken from the original source which is at: http://www.slimfigures.co.uk/archive/comic97.php

## amirahmadi67

### Amir

amir.ahmadi67@yahoo.com

## MitchInTheSystem

### MitchInTheSystem

All this hate...

## Cschilds

### Cschilds

Well Gauss said that arithmetic is the queen of mathematics. And Gauss is the Chuck Norris of mathematics

## classof1

### Classof1

Arithematic vs Mathematics

## likethestates

### Carolina

Turns out I'm excellent at math and arithmetic.

## Hjerpe

### Hjerpe

the page is named mathfail, so I guess they posted this picture as one of many fails.

## deviouslife2

### Ryan

Did you just try to say arithmetic is not mathematics ? Tsk tsk, you might as well drop out of uni.

## deadpoets

### He

smug nerds are shit

## Coolies

### Coolies

I dare you to knock on my door and tell me this...

## LefterisJP

### Lefteris

That must be there in the top of the stupidest arguments I have seen in the web lately

## cjlowe

### Chris

I found this offensive. Firstly, Arithmetic *is* a branch of mathematics. Secondly, how is arithmetic intuitive yet mathematics as a whole not. You still need to know the rules to get the correct answer, even with something as basic as addition. Try explaining your additions to a culture who deals with a different numerical system. And finally how is this profound:

F = W = ma = mg

ma = mg

a = g

Aside from the fact it is wrong as it assumes gravity is the only acting force and doesn't define the assumption (consider an astronaut during launch or a stunt pilot), it's kind of like saying:

"I have an apple in my hand."

"An apple is a fruit."

"Therefore I have a fruit in my hand."

Profound...

## NixIsia

### NixIsia

This is a non-issue and is arguing semantics. Arithmetic is a branch of mathematics. While relatively simple it is still an important foundation of learning mathematics and has beauty of its own. This image is pretentious pseudo-intellectual pandering.

## filipposan87

### filipposan87

agreed to this mindset about 5 years ago.

## guidraran

## Lietill

Uhm... Arithmetic is math. It's not just math, it's the bases for almost all other branches of math.

Skill in arithmetic translates to skill in higher math, if you develop a good understand of numbers and how they work. It also works in reverse... a good understanding of higher math can help you perform basic arithmetic more effectively and easily if you understand numbers and how they work.

And finally, to say that arithmetic can not be beautiful is to deny the beauty of numbers and their quirks.