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    bosun is offline Senior Member
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    Descarte's coordinates

    Can you help me to express the following sentences more naturally in English?

    If Descarte, a French mathmatician and philosopher, had not created coordinates, I wouldn't have to rack my brian trying to solve a difficult math problem.

    As math exam is coming, I would like to delete coorinates from the math textbook.

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    Abstract Idea is offline Key Member
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    Re: Descarte's coordinates

    ----- I am not an ESL teacher -----

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Can you help me to express the following sentences more naturally in English?

    If Descarte, a French mathmatician and philosopher, had not created coordinates, I wouldn't have to rack my brian trying to solve a difficult math problem.

    As math exam is coming, I would like to delete coorinates from the math textbook.
    If Descartes, the French mathematician and philosopher, had not created/invented the concept of coordinates, I wouldn't have to rack my brain trying to solve this difficult math problem.

    Had Descartes not invented/created his coordinates, I wouldn't have to rack my brain to solve this difficult math problem.

    If the French mathematician and philosopher René Descartes had not invented the Cartesian coordinates, I wouldn't be racking my brain now trying to solve this math problem.

    As the math exam is coming, I wish I could delete the Cartesian coordinates from the math textbook.

    Above are some suggestions. But if you really don't like Cartesian coordinates, why don't you try using generalized coordinates?

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