# Was Mathematics Discovered or Invented? Find Out Here

A question that has baffled scientists for centuries, a question whose answer doesn't seem quite straightforward - was mathematics discovered or invented? Here, we have tried to shed light on whether math is an invention or discovery...

Anuya Waghmare

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2018

*It is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.*-

**Albert Einstein.**

Invention or Discovery?

Mathematics was always present in nature, waiting to be discovered. In fact, it is present everywhere in the universe. But math, as a subject, is dreaded and scary for many. Even thinking about calculations, theorems, algebra, geometry, permutations and combinations gives goosebumps to some people.

Why is it a Discovery?

Fibonacci Sequence

The Fibonacci sequence or the Golden ratio is one of the basic fundamental sequences of the universe. It is omnipresent, and its practical applications are found in many structures or patterns in the cosmos. The sequence was put forth by Leonardo Fibonacci during calculation of the offspring produced by a pair of rabbits in a course of one year.

Some Inventions in Mathematics