**Q: **Is mathematics not like a game whose tasks are determined by arbitrarily stipulated rules? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics often discovered? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics another sign of the pleasure many find in solving mathematical questions? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics the mental activity which consists in carrying out constructs one after the other? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics in trading? ¶

**A: **Yes, and land measurement, painting and weaving patterns and the recording of time.

**Q: **Is mathematics often imagined to be nothing but set theory in some axiomatization? ¶

**A: **Yes, and in the sense that every mathematical statement or proof could be cast into formulas within set theory.

**Q: **Is mathematics developed primarily for its own sake? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics vitally connected with research in pure mathematics? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics created or discovered? ¶

**A: **Yes, It is common to see universities divided into sections that include a division of Science and Mathematics, indicating that the fields are seen as being allied but that they do not coincide.

**Q: **Is mathematics in this sense a field of knowledge? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics the Fields Medal? ¶

**A: **Yes, and established in 1936 and awarded every four years to as many as four individuals.

**Q: **Is mathematics relevant only in the area that inspired it? ¶

**A: **Yes, and is applied to solve further problems in that area.

**Q: **Is mathematics essential in many fields? ¶

**A: **Yes, and including natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences.

**Q: **Is mathematics an art or a science? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics called logicist? ¶

**A: **Yes, and intuitionist, and formalist, each reflecting a different philosophical school of thought.

**Q: **Is mathematics impossible? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics what mathematicians do? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is mathematics not experimentally falsifiable? ¶

**A: **Yes, and thus not a science according to the definition of Karl Popper.

**Q: **Was mathematics written out in words? ¶

**A: **Yes, and limiting mathematical discovery.