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# Who is the father of geometry?

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Euclid of Alexandria is called the Father of Geometry. He received his education at Plato's Academy in Greece and moved to Egypt to teach. He taught during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter, the first Macedonian ruler. Euclidian geometry has been taught in schools for a long time.

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Euclid is famous for the mathematics textbooks "Elements," which contains lessons on algebra, number theories and geometry. The series contains 13 books. Other math books written by Euclid that are still famous include "Division of Figures," "Data" and "Phaenomena." Three textbooks by Euclid that are no longer used are "Porisms," "Surface Loci" and "Pseudaria."

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Studying geometry helps students improve logic, problem solving and deductive reasoning skills. The study of geometry provides many benefits, and unlike some other complex mathematical disciplines, geometry has many practical and daily applications. It is used in art, engineering, sports, cars, architecture and much more.

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A counterexample, in geometry as in other areas of mathematics and logic, is an example that one uses to prove that a particular statement is false. A simple example from primary mathematics uses the statement "the inverse of a number is never an integer," and its counterexample would be 1/4. The inverse of 1/4 is 4, which is an integer. For geometry, finding counterexamples involves a few more calculations.

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