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The title says it all: I'm confused as to the difference between mathoverflow.net and math.stackexchange.com. Can anyone elaborate?

My its descriptions math.sx is a "Q&A for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields" and MathOverflow is a "Q&A for professional mathematicians". That's not a big help... :-)

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Math Overflow is for research-level math, so if you're a graduate student in Math or a professor, this is probably the correct site for you.

Math.SE is for Math at all levels, so any question you might ask on MO, you could also ask on Math.SE.

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    Shows how much I pay attention; I thought they were the same site! – Andrew Barber Oct 15 '13 at 12:49
  • If one completely overlaps the other, shouldn't something about that be changed? – user236578 May 21 '14 at 12:12
  • The reason for the overlap is b/c Math Overflow has been around for longer. – Gabriel Fair Nov 24 '17 at 21:45

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