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Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow it.

Mathematics is the language in which the book of nature is written: Mathematics is the queen of the sciences. It is universally agreed that Mathematics is the backbone of Science and Technology. For without Mathematics, the engineer is but an artist or a sculptor. He can build his bridge and attest to its form and beauty, but without Mathematics he cannot guarantee its reliability to serve the purpose for which it is built.

Mathematics is indeed the science of sciences. It is also the art of all arts. It is right, legitimate, and defensible to consider Mathematics as an art. The poet, the musician, the artist, and the mathematician have a lot in common. Fundamental to all their studies and works is their common interest in the logical study of related concepts and objects to form patterns called painting and the mathematician arranges abstract ideas into a pattern using symbols, to produce equations. Each of these patterns the poem, the music, the painting, and the equation must stand up to the test of the same order, harmony, and beauty. So if Mathematics is not an art, what is art?

 

The last sentence in the passage, "so if Mathematics is not an art, what is art?"

Options

A)
question for the reader to answer
B)
statement put in form of a question
C)
question combined with a statement
D)
mathematical question stated in words
E)
pattern which illustrates beauty, harmony and order in language.

The correct answer is B.


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