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**"Discrete mathematics"**Discrete mathematics problems can be classified in three broad categories, existence problems, counting problems and optimization problems. [ NCTM 1991 Yearbook, p.1-2] Definitions: E

discrete mathematics, also known finite mathematics, is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete, in the sense of not supporting or requiring the notion of continuity. It refers in particular to the process of using digital points to approximate continuos reality.

The branch of mathematics that includes combinatorics, recursion, Boolean algebra, set theory, and graph theory.