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Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, and philosopher who lived in the 17th century. He made significant contributions to various branches of mathematics, including geometry and probability theory, that still influence modern mathematics today.

One of Pascal's most famous contributions is Pascal's Triangle, a mathematical structure that demonstrates various patterns and properties in mathematics. School students often learn about Pascal's Triangle when studying patterns in numbers and combinatorial mathematics.

Another important concept associated with Pascal is Pascal's Wager, which is a philosophical argument that deals with decision-making under uncertainty. It explores the idea of belief in the existence of God and the potential consequences of that belief.

Pascal also developed the Pascal's Law, which states that pressure applied to a confined fluid is transmitted uniformly in all directions. This principle is fundamental in the study of fluid mechanics and hydraulic systems.

Overall, Blaise Pascal is recognised as a great mathematician whose work has had a lasting impact on mathematics and science."

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