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Merriam Webster says both are correct.  I''d probably say formulas, but it would make my old Latin teacher cry.  I'd probably use formulae in more formal writing, and formulas in more casual conversation or writing.

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7 minutes ago, Kirby said:

Merriam Webster says both are correct.  I''d probably say formulas, but it would make my old Latin teacher cry.  I'd probably use formulae in more formal writing, and formulas in more casual conversation or writing.

this depends on the audience-- formal/professional vs casual

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1 hour ago, bikeman564™ said:

Which plural do you use? I've seen both, but I've use the former.

I've seen formulae in books, but I can't remember a single math or science professor or colleague ever using it. Maybe some English major did but I don't remember. Formulas for me.

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