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Q: WHERE CAN I GET HELP WITH A MATH QUESTION?
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Q: WHERE CAN I FIND A MATH FORMULA OR DEFINITION?
A: Try the Dr. Math FAQ for formulas:
... or Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, formerly Eric's
Treasure Trove of Mathematics:
Q: WHERE CAN I GET ADVICE ON <math or math ed topic> ?
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