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* FormulaForTheUnformulable: Someone tries to use numeric concepts to calculate the uncalculable.

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Compare NumberTropes, which refer to specific numbers.

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* AlternativeNumberSystem
* AppliedMathematics
* CarryTheOne
* CountingToPotato
* EEqualsMcHammer
* EleventyZillion
* EverybodyHatesMathematics
* FirstContactMath
* FormulaicMagic
* GoodWithNumbers
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect
* ILikeThoseOdds
* LudicrousPrecision
* MillionToOneChance
* {{Mismeasurement}}
* MouthfulOfPi
* NeverTellMeTheOdds
* PrescienceByAnalysis
* RebusBubble
* TrainProblem
* WritersCannotDoMath

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* AlternativeNumberSystem
AlternativeNumberSystem: A numerical system where the "base" isn't ten.
* AppliedMathematics
AppliedMathematics: Using math symbols to mix real-world things.
* CarryTheOne
CarryTheOne: Somebody is good at doing equations, but forgets to carry a number (usually a one).
* CountingToPotato
CountingToPotato: Someone is counting or spelling but replaces a number or letter with a different one or a word.
* EEqualsMcHammer
EEqualsMcHammer: Nonsensical equations.
* EleventyZillion
* EverybodyHatesMathematics
EverybodyHatesMathematics: All the main characters hate doing math.
* FirstContactMath
FirstContactMath: When [[FirstContact meeting aliens for the first time]], using math to see if they're intelligent and (hopefully) communicate.
* FormulaicMagic
FormulaicMagic: Math is magical.
* GoodWithNumbers
GoodWithNumbers: Someone has a knack for math.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect
IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Intellectuals who talk about their "calculations" a lot.
* ILikeThoseOdds
ILikeThoseOdds: Odds are not in someone's favor but they state (either snarkily or genuinely) that they like them.
* LudicrousPrecision
LudicrousPrecision: People who are Good with Numbers can calculate down to the last decimal.
MadMathematician: Somebody is both Good with Numbers and insane.
* MillionToOneChance
MillionToOneChance: Unlikely things will almost definitely happen.
* {{Mismeasurement}}
{{Mismeasurement}}: Someone measures something incorrectly.
MisplacedADecimalPoint: Somebody is meant to be Good with Numbers, but they misplace a decimal point in an equation.
* MouthfulOfPi
MouthfulOfPi: Geniuses can recite pi to a ludicrous number of places.
* NeverTellMeTheOdds
NeverTellMeTheOdds: A character gets told that the odds are not in their favor. They reject it and beat those unlikely odds.
* PrescienceByAnalysis
PrescienceByAnalysis: Someone can calculate so well that they're almost psychic.
* RebusBubble
RebusBubble: Applied Mathematics in a thought bubble.
* TrainProblem
TrainProblem: A mathematical "word problem" involving two trains.
* WritersCannotDoMathWritersCannotDoMath: A PlotHole that comes from a mathematical error.

Compare NumberTropes, which refer to specific numbers. See also [[Trivia/{{Math}} Math Trivia]].

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Compare NumberTropes, which refer to specific numbers. See also [[Trivia/{{Math}} Math Trivia]].
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* TrainProblem

Compare NumberTropes, which refer to specific numbers. Not to be confused with doing [[{{JustForFun/Troperithmetic}} math with tropes]].

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Compare NumberTropes, which refer to specific numbers. See also [[Trivia/{{Math}} Math Trivia]].

Not to be confused with doing [[{{JustForFun/Troperithmetic}} math with tropes]].tropes]].

* PrescienceByAnalysis

* FormulaicMagic

Compare NumberTropes, which refer to specific numbers. Not to be confused with doing [[JustForFun/Troperithmetic math with tropes]]

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Compare NumberTropes, which refer to specific numbers. Not to be confused with doing [[JustForFun/Troperithmetic [[{{JustForFun/Troperithmetic}} math with tropes]]tropes]].

Compare NumberTropes, which refer to specific numbers.

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Compare NumberTropes, which refer to specific numbers. Not to be confused with doing [[JustForFun/Troperithmetic math with tropes]]