Even the simplest mathematical reasoning is usually more complicated than the most complicated things one attempts to discuss in everyday life. For this reason, mathematics has developed an extremely specialized (and often stylized) language. To see the value of this, one only has to think of how difficult it would be to solve even the simple quadratic equation x − 5x = 14 if one’s calculation had to be done without symbols, using only ordinary language.

@inproceedings{LadyTheDA,
title={The Division Algorithm},
author={E. L. Lady}
}