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[56d]

Socrates
Certainly. But, Protarchus, ought not these to be divided into two kinds? What do you say?

Protarchus
What kinds?

Socrates
Are there not two kinds of arithmetic, that of the people and that of philosophers?

Protarchus
How can one kind of arithmetic be distinguished from the other?

Socrates
The distinction is no small one, Protarchus. For some arithmeticians reckon unequal units,


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