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1Tropes relating to how mathematicians and [[UsefulNotes/{{mathematics}} their craft]] are depicted in the media.˛˛Not to be confused with doing [[{{JustForFun/Troperithmetic}} math with tropes]].˛----˛!!Tropes:˛[[index]]˛[floatboxright:˛'''Main topic:'''˛+ {{UsefulNotes/Mathematics}}˛˛'''Also see:'''˛+ NumberTropes˛]˛* AlternativeNumberSystem: A numerical system where the "base" isn't ten.˛* AppliedMathematics: Using math symbols to mix real-world things.˛* CarryTheOne: Somebody is good at doing equations, but forgets to carry a number (usually a one).˛* CountingToPotato: Someone is counting or spelling but replaces a number or letter with a different one or a word.˛* EEqualsMcHammer: Nonsensical equations.˛* EleventyZillion: Made-up numbers.˛* EverybodyHatesMathematics: All the main characters hate doing math.˛* FirstContactMath: When [[FirstContact meeting aliens for the first time]], using math to see if they're intelligent and (hopefully) communicate.˛* FormulaicMagic: Math is magical.˛* FormulaForTheUnformulable: Someone tries to use numeric concepts to calculate the uncalculable.˛* GoodWithNumbers: Someone has a knack for math.˛* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Intellectuals who talk about their "calculations" a lot.˛* ILikeThoseOdds: Odds are not in someone's favor but they state (either snarkily or genuinely) that they like them.˛* LudicrousPrecision: People who are Good with Numbers can calculate down to the last decimal.˛* MadMathematician: Somebody is both Good with Numbers and insane.˛* MillionToOneChance: Unlikely things will almost definitely happen.˛* {{Mismeasurement}}: Someone measures something incorrectly.˛* MisplacedADecimalPoint: Somebody is meant to be Good with Numbers, but they misplace a decimal point in an equation.˛* MouthfulOfPi: Geniuses can recite pi to a ludicrous number of places.˛* NeverTellMeTheOdds: A character gets told that the odds are not in their favor. They reject it and beat those unlikely odds.˛* PrescienceByAnalysis: Someone can calculate so well that they're almost psychic.˛* RebusBubble: Applied Mathematics in a thought bubble.˛* TrainProblem: A mathematical "word problem" involving two trains.˛* WritersCannotDoMath: A PlotHole that comes from a mathematical error.˛[[/index]]˛----


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