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This tag is for questions on the usage and meaning of mathematical terminology and the names for mathematical entities in English.

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The simple answer is "you don't". Complex mathematical expressions like those become ambiguous when read out loud because you lose a lot of the structure. If you ever need to communicate the expressio …
answered Dec 14 '14 by David Richerby
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In British English, "A is minus the logarithm of x" is fine; American English would, I think, prefer "negative" instead of "minus". In British English, "minus" does not refer only to the operation of …
answered May 19 '15 by David Richerby
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"1.5" would be read as "one point five". Note that "1.50" is "one point five oh" or "one point five zero", not "one point fifty", since fifty means five times ten.
answered Feb 17 '15 by David Richerby