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New "cite arithmetic" template to allow inline citations for 2 + 2 = 4, 2 + 3 = 5, and others

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This morning, it was announced that decades of high-tech citation formatting research had culminated in {{Cite arithmetic}}, a template that promises once and for all to settle issues about the reliability and verifiability of basic calculations in Wikipedia articles.

"It's good to finally have a way to cite these calculations," said Hubert Glockenspiel, a longtime crusader against original research. He was quick to add: "Obviously, we prefer if you can cite a reliable source, like a screenshot of a tweet in a gossip tabloid where a celebrity does the calculation. But, in a pinch, this is acceptable."

The new template is capable of citing a wide variety of basic arithmetic operations (including addition, subtraction, and even multiplication).

G, JP (1 August 2023). Arithmetic: one (1), one (1), plus (+). My computer chair. Brain. 15 minutes of thinking.

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