Chapter 8 Resolution suggestions

Though many stones have a high price,
The whetstone is for exercise
So perfect and so strange:
Stupid things the time will drain
\(\;\;\;\;\) ~ (Recorde 1557, 11), seminal text of the symbol ‘=’ in Mathematics (tip from professor Marcelo Viana)


  1. An idea, possible plan, or action that is mentioned for other people to consider.
  2. Something that shows the existence of something but is not obvious.

“suggestion”, in Cambridge Dictionary, [consulted in 2023-11-24].


Recorde, Robert. 1557. “The Whetstone of Witte.” London: John Kyngston.