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Pronouncing long decimal numbers

I don't think there's any set rule, but as a native speaker, I can advise the following options: First you have to know that in Russian the decimal separator is the comma , (pronounced запятáя, ...
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Usage of verb взять

Here's my attempt of an answer (I might have to post it unfinished and come back to it later). I assume that your native language is English. Take as well as Russian взять / брать are the examples of ...
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Do there really exist plural forms for "математика" and "физика"?

The very fact that some noun has valid plural form doesn't mean that that plural is in active use. In practice it can be used quite rarely. Consider, for instance, "сметана" - we can ...
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What's the best translation for the word "nest" in a technical context?

Here's some language used to describe function nesting: Композиция функций Вложенная / внутренняя функция
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Could a translation error lead to squares to not be considered as rectangles?

I believe i would answer exactly as the answer key shows, which in your opinion is incorrect. I guess the translator/s thought that when English speakers say 'rectangle', it means 'oblong in ...
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From Фермат to Ферма

Can anyone tell me if Russian spelling of foreign names before the 1917/1918 spelling reforms was noticeably non-phonetic and did part of the reforms addressed that issue? The reform had little to do ...
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"Имя числительное" или "номер"?

Итак, есть четыре основных связанных с понятием number термина: Цифра - знак для числа, подобно тому, как буква - знак для звука (1, 2, 0); Число - собственно, математическое понятие; Номер - число, ...
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Join infinite distributive (mathematical)

I'm not familiar with the term but comparing the definitions you linked and Блюмин С.Л 2.4 (17) and (18), looks like the translations are: infinite distributive - бесконечно дистрибутивная join-...
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Usage of the preposition "от"

First thing - "от" is not a verb, but preposition. As for usage with derevatives - mathimatical text in Russian is very hard to read due to lots of grammatics dependences between close and distant ...
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Usage of the preposition "от"

In a mathematical context, there is no practical difference. Where "от" is explicitly used, it just (in my view) reinforces the genetive case. In some phrases it is customary; in some not ("сумма от ...
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Handwritten sigma in mathematics

Mathematicians (at least in Russia) do not specially learn and/or practice Greek calligraphy, except while handwriting math formulas. So the quality of average handwriting may be somewhere between bad ...
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From Фермат to Ферма

Well, in French the name of Pierre de Fermat is pronounced Пьер де Ферма́. And I don't actually think the change is due to any reforms in the Russian language but just to different approaches in ...
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Какое слово используют русские математики для логического следования?

если человек h знает значение естественной строки p1 тогда человек h знает значение естественной строки p2 Связь между утверждениями, которая показана в этом примере, мы называем "импликация&...
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"Имя числительное" или "номер"?

"имя числительное" - грамматический термин, и нигде более не встречается. "номер" - фактически, это чаще нечто вещественное... нарисованное на чем-то; чаще. И как числительное - ...
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Do there really exist plural forms for "математика" and "физика"?

The plural forms really do exist and there is a reason for it. The usage of the words is not very common but if you compare completely different approaches to a similar problem, Newtonian mechanics to ...
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Is there an established mathematical term for "vector rejection"?

If you need a term, you can say ортогональная составляющая вектора v относительно оси k (as opposed to ортогональная проекция вектора v на ось k). Bear in mind, though, that this is not a term from ...
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Usage of the preposition "от"

No extra details. Some people use 'от' when they talk about algebraic or trigonometric functions (but not arithmetic though). So 'Производная от функции', 'Интеграл от функции' are acceptable as ...
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Usage of verb взять

In a casual or semi-casual conversation about math взять can work as a synonym for вычислить. I can easily imagine a math lecture containing phases like Теперь давайте возьмем от этого выражения ...
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Handwritten sigma in mathematics

In my personal experience (I studied in Moscow in applied maths) I've seen people writing both versions of sigma, but "Russian" one really was more common. And also there is a rather common scenario, ...
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Handwritten sigma in mathematics

You are probably seeing some local quirk of the speakers. I searched online for Russian math videos where I thought it most likely I'd see a lowercase sigma: in analytic number theory for the real ...
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