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    1+1=?

    Hello,

    What do we call this kind of exercises?

    1+1 = ?

    Is it a "math problem" or "math question"?

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    Re: 1+1=?

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Hello,

    What do we call this kind of exercises?

    1+1 = ?

    Is it a "math problem" or "math question"?

    Thank you.

    Nawee
    In BrE it's a maths question, specifically an arithmetic question.

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    Re: 1+1=?

    In British English, I would call it a "maths problem". However, "maths question" would be quite acceptable as well.
    In fact, I would be more likely to call it an "arithmetic problem", as I don't consider that simple adding-up, subtraction, multiplication, and division of simple numbers really count as mathematics.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: 1+1=?

    It's a "math problem" in AmE.

    Arithmetic is a subset of mathematics, not something outside of it.

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