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Why is there no (definite) article before “unity” in the mathematical sense?

Example: x is equal to unity ("unity" has to do with a "unit", i.e. 1, not "the state of being joined together or in agreement".)
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Using none for three or more nos. in mathematics

Which form is correct? None of A,B or C divides X or None of A,B and C divides X
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Which one is more grammatical, “5 of them are 0” or “5 of them are 0s”?

this question comes from this post. In this specific case, the Σ contains six given values, and 5 of them are 0 in this context, which one is more grammatical, "5 of them are 0" or "5 of them ...
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Usage of “it is” in formal, mathematical language

I have come across a scientific paper written by non-native speakers where some mathematical formulas are introduced by "it is". For example: Proof of Theorem X. Assume xyz. [Long mathematical ...
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percentage, rate, or ratio which is correct?

My salary for last month was $1,000 and for this month was $1,100, that is, my salary increased by 10%. In this case, which of the following is correct? The rate/ratio/percentage of change in my ...
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In math, how to express the tangent contact with the function

In math, I want to say that there is no possibility that an asymptote will be a tangent to the function. How should I write it?