Kristian
How do you pronounce this -> A' in English?
Very basic question. I would like to know how do you pronounce A' in English (including this simbol ->'). This can be used in geometry, for example, when I am referring to a segment AA'.

Is it "A prime", "A line", "A dash"?

Thank you!
May 6, 2019 7:26 PM
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In math classes in the US fifty years ago, this was called A prime.


May 6, 2019

It depends on where you come from.  It could be A (as in uh) or A (as in eh). Both would be correct.


A dash

May 6, 2019

A prime.  If you said "A line," I would probably think of "A bar." "A bar" has a solid horizontal line above it.  I tried to copy and paste it here, but it didn't work.

By the way,
A''= A double prime
A'''= A triple prime

May 6, 2019
Kristian,

It is a "mathemetician" notation.
I don't know in english. In protuguese (Brazil) we use "A Line".

Regards.
May 6, 2019
In normal speech, native English speakers reduce most vowels to the schwa, which is the most common sound in the English language. The schwa is a big part of establishing the rhythm and "sound" of English, so if you learn to use the schwa appropriately, your listening skills will skyrocket. You'll also sound more "natural", if that's important to you.
May 6, 2019
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Kristian
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English, Portuguese, Spanish
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