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  1. an abbreviation of the Latin phrase "" which means literally, "that which was to be demonstrated"

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  2. With computers frequently being used to "write" proofs (see LaTeX), there are several symbolic alternatives in use

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  3. The phrase is written in its abbreviated form at the end of a mathematical proof or philosophical argument, to signify that the last statement deduced was the one to be demonstrated, so the proof is complete

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  4. The phrase is a translation into Latin of the original Greek which was used by many early mathematicians including Euclid and Archimedes

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  5. In the European renaissance, mathematical books were typically written in Latin, and phrases such as "quod erat demonstrandum" were often used to conclude proofs

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