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How is arithmetic different from mathematics? |
Arithmetic is the study of positive integers (i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) manipulated with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and the use of the results in daily life. Mathematics is the study of shape, arrangement, and quantity. It is traditionally viewed as consisting of three fields: algebra, analysis, and geometry. But any lines of division have evaporated because the fields are now so interrelated.