### Ten ComMathments

**The Ten Commandments of Mathematics**

1) Thou shalt read thy question carefully, even twice if necessary.

2) Whatsoever thou doest to one side of ye equation, do thou also to the other.

3) Thou must use thy "Common Sense," else thou wilt make many mistakes.

4) Thou shalt ignore the teachings of false prophets to do work in thy head.

5) When thou knowest not, thou shalt look it up, or ask the all-knowing teacher.

6) Thou shalt master each step before putting thy heavy foot down on the next.

7) Thy correct answer does not prove that thou hast worked thy problem correctly.

8) Thou shalt ensure that thou hast copied thy question correctly.

9) Thou shalt look back even unto thy youth and remember thy arithmetic.

10) Thou shalt learn, speak, and write, correctly in the language of mathematics.

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