Ability to read algebra


by Eliezer Yudkowsky Jan 15 2016 updated Jul 26 2016

Do you have sufficient mathematical ability that you can read a sentence that uses some algebra or invokes a mathematical idea, without slowing down too much?

This requisite asks whether you can read a sentence that throws in algebra or a mathematical concept, without slowing down too much. For instance, a sentence remarking that in the limit of flipping N coins each with a 1/N probability of coming up heads, the chance of never getting heads is 1/e. If that kind of sentence is one you can read, you should mark yourself as understanding this requisite, so you will automatically be shown Arbital pages and tabs that invoke math of that level.