# Can math be considered as a natural science? I am confused in my class about thi ...

Can math be considered as a natural science? I am confused in my class about this.

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Mathematics is usually classified as a "formal science" rather than a natural science.Back in the day (when scholars were much less specialized than they are now), many people who one would best classify as "natural scientists" contributed a great deal to mathematics as well. Mathematics is indeed linked intricately to the natural sciences, even if it is seemingly better to classify it as something somewhat different.