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How are probabilities written in German?

This is not related to writing about probabilities in particular. Most probably this is just a typo of someone who is used to writing in English. You are right, in general a comma is used as the ...
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Need help to read Fraktur from a 18th century book

The sentence is: Diese beyden letzten Dinge wollen wir indeß bey Seite setzen, um den Fall nicht zu sehr zu verwickeln. Aendert... Some of the words had a different spelling in that time. What you ...
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How should I say "where", as in mathematical definitions?

There are two common ways of indicating restricting conditions. One way is to use a subordinate clause initiated with the pronomial adverb wobei: Definition: Sei P(A,B) = A - B, wobei A ⊂ U und A ⊄ ...
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How to pronounce "=" in mathematics or in related disciplines?

The usual way to say it is "ist gleich" or, shorter, "gleich". a = b : "a (ist) gleich b" a ≠ b : "a (ist) ungleich b" a ≤ b : "a (ist) kleiner gleich b&...
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What does the abbreviation 'z. Bw.' mean?

In a context of mathematics "z. Bw." is probably zum Beweis which is "as proof".
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How are probabilities written in German?

I am teaching statistics too at an Austrian university1 together with a professor for statistics (I'm not a professor). And I noticed, that my colleague - although he is a German native speaker, born, ...
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Why "Integrieren bis Unendlich" but not "bis Unendlichkeit"?

Unendlich is used as a "number word" in mathematics like five or ninetynine You also say Die Zahlen von eins bis fünf, so you can also say Die Summe von fünf bis unendlich. The mathematical symbol ∞ ...
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“Intrinsic beauty” auf Deutsch?

Alt, aber noch brauchbar ist tatsächlich ...aufgrund der ihr innewohnenden Schönheit. (Obwohl sich das schon ein bisschen geschraubt anhört) Für Fremdwortliebhaber: ...wegen ihrer inhärenten ...
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Translating “beschränkt” in a mathematical/physical context

i.e. solutions that are bounded for all values of zeta under any initial conditions. Solutions to differential equations can be distinguished in bounded and unbounded cases. In case like these (also ...
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How to write graph coordinates in German?

I think you are referring to the normal Cartesian coordinate system. In this case, the coordinates are usually separated by "|" (senkrechter Strich - vertical bar/Pipe) or ";" (...
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Translation of "for some" as an existential quantifier

The formal statement ∃ x ∈ A : P(x) using the existential quantifier reads as Es existiert ein x ∈ A, so dass P(x) gilt or Es gibt ein x ∈ A, so dass P(x) gilt. It is unnecessary to say mindestens ...
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Why "Integrieren bis Unendlich" but not "bis Unendlichkeit"?

Actually I see no reason for a substantive there. The word unendlich is the appropriate number word on the same level as zero, one, pi and four (which are no substantives either). In German ...
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Rules for naming fractions with non-trivial denominators

Usually you will add the suffix -tel -stel if the number ends with 'g' or 'd' (zwanzig, dreißig, tausend, etc.) -el if the number ends with 't' (acht, dreihundertacht, etc.) but no rule ...
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How to write graph coordinates in German?

Here is a picture from my schoolbook from 2006 using the vertical line as a separator to avoid a clash with decimal separators: Nein, er hat nicht recht. Der untere Graph gehört zu einer anderen ...
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Colloquially, how is the verb for writing on LaTeX called?

Yes, that is the verb, texen or TeXen. Ich texe meine Doktorarbeit. Note that pronunciation may vary. Bavarians sometimes lean towards /x/ for the x. Those who are proud of their knowledge of ...
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"5 minus 4 sind gleich 1". Why plural?

Good observation. In fact, the expression 5 - 4 = 1 should be read as Fünf minus vier ist (gleich) eins. Five minus four is (equal to) one. The equality sign within an expression A = B puts the ...
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"derart, dass" in Mathematik

Yes, "derart, dass" means the same as "so dass", namely "such that". "So, dass" is more common, though. There is also "dergestalt, dass", which means the same, but is even rarer.
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How "synthetic division" is called in Germany?

I think it would be referred to either generally as Polynomdivision / Partialdivision, which is the general term for polynomial division, or alternatively as das Horner-Schema. We have that name in ...
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"5 minus 4 sind gleich 1". Why plural?

Ich hätte hier 5 minus 4 ist gleich 1 gesagt, und ich denke, das ist die gängigere Praxis. Die Logik dahinter ist (5 minus 4) ist gleich 1 Jedoch lässt es nach meiner Beobachtung das ...
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How to write graph coordinates in German?

Yes and no. Taking a look at wikipedia, you will find the same sign: a comma. Thus these examples live without any real numbers, this is sufficient and does not help in your question. In education ...
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Fußnoten hinter Zahlen

Wenn es nicht irgendeinen zwingenden Grund gibt, Fußnoten durchzunummerieren, würde ich Symbole statt Zahlen als Fußnotenzeichen verwenden, idealerweise welche, die Du nicht für andere Zwecke wie ...
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Bezeichnung für den Mittelwert zwischen Minimum und Maximum?

Das arithmetische Mittel aus kleinstem und größtem Beobachtungswert wird Bereichsmittel genannt, auf Englisch mid-range.
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Could a translation error lead to squares to not be considered as rectangles?

"Squares are not rectangles, if both are mentioned" I purposefully formulated it provocative, so take it with a grain of salt. Anyway: If someone were to show me1 a picture of two rectangles ...
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"Von neumannsche Ordinalzahlen" oder "von Neumann'sche Ordinalzahlen"?

§49 der Rechtschreibregeln: Bei Ableitungen von mehreren Eigennamen, von Titeln und Eigennamen oder von einem mehrteiligen Eigennamen setzt man einen Bindestrich. dort werden die Beispiele die ...
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How should I say "where", as in mathematical definitions?

This is a very reasonable question. The solution is to use wobei as in your example P(A,B) = A - B, wobei A ⊂ U. Using wo is not wrong in my opinion, but not so common. Here is a real-life example: ...
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How to write graph coordinates in German?

This is a very interesting question because for all abstract purposes the standard notation is to use a comma. As long as no concrete numbers are involved and one deals with variables, one definitely ...
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Translation of "for some" as an existential quantifier

From my days with formal math at school and university I remember wordings like Es existiert mindestens ein x ∈ A, für das gilt: (...)
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What are the words for "Mathematische Umformung" and "Äquivalenzumformung" in English?

For "Äquivalenzumformung" there is to my knowledge no english word. The process (of solving equations by using logically equivalent statements) is usually described as "balance method&...
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Could a translation error lead to squares to not be considered as rectangles?

German language does not differentiate between oblong and rectangle - both are called "Rechteck". (There is actually a wikipedia entry for German Oblong, but having gone to school in Germany,...
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