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    for brevity

    Would you please explain what does it mean by "for brevity" in "The solution set can be indicated as {11/3} but for brevity we often omit the braces and just say "the solution is 11/3".

    Source: Algebra and Trigonometry by Keedy/Bittinger.

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    Re: for brevity

    Do you know what "brevity" means?

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    Re: for brevity

    Please look it up in an online dictionary. It is not difficult to understand.

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    Re: for brevity

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Please look it up in an online dictionary. It is not difficult to understand.
    It's shortness. Would you please compare these two. I think {11/3} was as short as 11/3.

    1.The solution set can be indicated as {11/3} but for brevity we often omit the braces and just say "the solution is 11/3
    2.The solution set can be indicated as {11/3} but for shortness we often omit the braces and just say "the solution is 11/3

    Which one is better, idiomatic or formal etc?

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    Re: for brevity

    brevity is okay. shortness doesn't work.

    {11/3} is six characters long whereas 11/3 is only four.

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    Re: for brevity

    Maybe "for short".

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