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 Marvin Minsky - “This is a tricky domain because, unlike simple arithmetic, to solve a calculus problem - and in particular to perform integration - you have to be smart about which integration technique should be used integration by partial fractions, integration by parts, and so on.”  
 John Kricfalusi - “Schools are really bad now. Schools are not only bad in reading, writing and arithmetic, they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art. They don't teach you anything.”  
 Susan George - “We have the most crude accounting tools. It's tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic doesn't tell us the things that we need to know.”  
 Carl Friedrich Gauss - “The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.”  
 Annie Dillard - “Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood.”  
 James C. Maxwell - “The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician.”  
 Howard Aiken - “The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.”  
 Laurence Sterne - “'Tis no extravagant arithmetic to say, that for every ten jokes, thou hast got an hundred enemies and till thou hast gone on, and raised a swarm of wasps about thine ears, and art half stung to death by them, thou wilt never be convinced it is so.”  
 Annie Dillard - “Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones -- maybe only the stones -- understood.”  
 Tara O'Toole - “You can do the arithmetic.”  
 Samuel Gerdano - “The idea here is that people are entitled to only the relief that they need but no more. So the bill sets up an elaborate screening mechanism with an arithmetic test to determine the debtor's incomes and their expenses -- after which if they can repay some part of their debts.”  
 Samuel Gerdano - “The idea here is that people are entitled to only the relief that they need but no more, so the bill sets up an elaborate screening mechanism with an arithmetic test to determine the debtor's income and their expenses. After that, if they can repay some part of their debts -- 25 percent, roughly -- then they will be shifted into mandatory repayment plans.”  
 John McCarthy - “He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.”  
 Christopher Hill - “So either they don't know arithmetic or they just haven't thought that through.”  
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “CERBERUS, n. The watch-dog of Hades, whose duty it was to guard the entrance --against whom or what does not clearly appear everybody, sooner or later, had to go there, and nobody wanted to carry off the entrance. Cerberus is known to have had three heads, and some of the poets have credited him with as many as a hundred. Professor Graybill, whose clerky erudition and profound knowledge of Greek give his opinion great weight, has averaged all the estimates, and makes the number twenty-seven --a judgment that would be entirely conclusive is Professor Graybill had known (a) something about dogs, and (b) something about arithmetic.”  
 Terry McAteer - “They are tested in reading, writing and arithmetic. And in certain grade levels, we have science exams and social studies.”  
 James Rayner - “It gives kids a chance to keep up with their reading and math during the summer, instead of getting out of school in June and not reading any books or doing any arithmetic. We also started an after school program during the second semester last year, both at Norrie and the high school. Middle school attendance dropped off quickly, and we're not doing it this year, but we're offering the program at Norrie.”  
 James Grant - “As an arithmetic proposition in many mutual funds, chances are that by the time the great performance has been registered, you, the public investor, are only entering. You're coming in for the last of it.”  
 Ralph Waldo Emerson - “No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also”  
 Sydney Smith - “What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors”  
 Herb Asher - “Any state can make a difference, but when you look at the arithmetic, ... it's hard to imagine that the party that loses Ohio can win the presidency. This is the year in which Ohio is absolutely the key battleground of all the battleground states.”  
 Larry O'Toole - “The kids coming out of elementary school can't do basic arithmetic skills.”  
 Norman Augustine - “The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade arithmetic.”  
 Carl Gauss - “God does arithmetic”  
 Joe Lockhart - “There's some fundamental issues of fairness about how the president and his legal team can prepare for the next phase of this process. We also understand the arithmetic of the Senate, which is there's 55 Republicans and 45 Democrats, so ultimately the Republicans can do what they feel is best, even if it's not fair to the president,”  

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