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May 31st, 2016, 12:05 PM   #11
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June 24th, 2016, 09:38 AM   #12
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It does require a certain amount of intelligence, and perhaps "above average" is slightly naive of me, but everything I've seen shows that intelligence is overrated in math, and that problem-solving skills can be learned. More than intelligence, I think it requires a certain type of thought process; and the ability to ask the right types of questions. Again, "the right questions" are something that you learn over time. (Hey, there was a short exchange at a U of C algebraic topology seminar about a month ago, "What's the geometric realization of that?" -- "Oh, I wouldn't do that.")
You don't need a high IQ. You just need a really good mentor. The mentor of Alexander the Great was Aristotle. Aristotle's mentor was Plato. Plato's mentor was Socrates.

This is effect of what someone has on you. It can snowball down.

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
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July 18th, 2017, 10:37 PM   #13
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you should keep trying to more study in mathematics .
learn all the new formulas or concepts that are coming in the daily
keep in touch with daily updates in mathematics
you should grow up your side you will reach your goal but do not stop trying n stding
you learn all the things that can help you more.
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