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## Is knowledge gained from mathematics influenced by our culture? Or does it have no relation with our culture?

Does our culture play a role in the knowledge gained from mathematics?

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Does our culture play a role in the knowledge gained from mathematics?

## Gail .

When we look into the heavens at night, theoretical astro-physicists use the language of math to see if our ideas have merit. If a conclusion is not able to be explained mathematically, it generally stays on the shelf until it can be.

Take what we are discovering about black holes, as one instance. The math says that when something passes beyond the event horizon, the information in that something does not disappear but rather is spread over the surface in jillions of different copies, suggesting that the world that we see around us is a hologram. (this is over-simplified, but I hope it gives an idea)

Mathematics began with the cultures that invented it in response to a question asked. Once interesting questions are asked and answered using mathematics, then the culture can be influenced and the two can work hand in hand.

Given what we know about how reality works, it seems that someone should be inventing a new kind of math soon, to make things easier to understand and to point out more interesting questions. For example, in a multi-dimensional quantum world, 1+1=3 or more.

## Lejan .

## Hong-Min Yoon

## Feyisayo Anjorin

If you take two eggs from a crate of 12 eggs, you'll have 10 left.

If you have six couples in a room, that is twelve people.

These are mathematical facts; and culture's got nothing to do with it.

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## Ronald Bools

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## Debra Smith