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I was in bed but I woke up to share this with you guys.

Things that surprise non-math people:
1. I can’t do long division
2. I *can* do long division, but only with polynomials

@jordyd Can you extract square roots by long division? With polynomials?

@jordyd I'm the same! I still can't see the point of long integer division

@christianp If you can’t do the division in your head, something went wrong somewhere. You’re not doing math anymore, you’re doing arithmetic.

@jordyd we teachin math all wrong. arithmetic is just the beginning, the rest is creative problem solving!

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