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A short essay about Rene Descartes written for my College Algebra class

Date Submitted: 03/11/2004 20:24:18
Length: 3 pages (937 words)
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Rene Descartes The French mathematician Rene Descartes was born on 31 March 1596 in La Haye (now Descartes), Touraine, France. At the age of eight, he entered the Jesuit College at La Fleche where he developed a lasting interest in mathematics. He studied various subjects until he left in 1612. Ironically, attending school had made Descartes understand how little he knew. He discovered that the only subject satisfactory in his eyes was the study of mathematics. This idea …

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