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It might have changed a bit...

Posted by Trillion on Tuesday, June 12 2018 at 10:41:33PM
In reply to Question: what's the origin of letter n in math... posted by griffith on Tuesday, June 12 2018 at 1:57:56PM

But it was originally shorthand, if you like, for 'number' where the number (or, if you're getting technical, integer if a whole number) couldn't be specified, i.e. it was a variable.

Hope that helps!



PS Great to speak with you Griff!

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