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    What is a "Nonessential number?"

    What is a "nonessential number"?

    This term was used in a recent class and I could not find a definition or any kind of example of what it was. I'm not even sure if it is a Math term, or just some thing my tutor made up, but nonetheless if you have any idea what a nonessential number is and can explain to me what it is, than I would be very greatful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaneMatthews View Post
    What is a "nonessential number"?

    This term was used in a recent class and I could not find a definition or any kind of example of what it was. I'm not even sure if it is a Math term, or just some thing my tutor made up, but nonetheless if you have any idea what a nonessential number is and can explain to me what it is, than I would be very greatful.
    Age, weight and height are examples of non-essential numbers (in the context of how to stay young - Let the doctor worry about them).

    More seriously, the set of non-essential numbers is the complement of the set of essential numbers.

    Even more seriously, ask your tutor!
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