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Many of our students have the preconceived idea that the less they put on paper and the more they carry in their heads, the simpler the solution will be. This is not true, and only leads to complications and new highs in unintelligibility.

W.C. Eddy
Lieut.-Comdr., U.S.N.
Wartime Refresher in Fundamental Mathematics, 1945, p. vii