Archives For: 11-2017

Multiplication with Positional notation and the distributive property.

positional_notation and the distributive property

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Posted on: Friday, November 17th, 2017

Positional notation and distributive property We have discussed positional notation in the context of number systems in different bases. However, now taking those concepts a bit further we can find other uses for positional notation. Another place where we can find positional notation is with multiplication and the distributive property. This will help us find […]


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Converting 200 from base 10 to base 6

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Posted on: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Below are the steps to convert a number to base 6 from base 10 Ill illustrate by example and explain each step as I go. First you will set up your problem. lets say we want to convert 200 to base 6 The problem will be set up as follows 200 = ____ x 6 […]


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Pi Poetry

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Posted on: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

This poem is a free verse poem I wrote to remember the digits in pi. How it works is it uses each digit in pi as the number of letters in each word for instance the first few words are ” Now I view a world” ‘Now’ has 3 letters ‘ I ‘ is 1 […]


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An interesting pattern with derivatives and the power rule.

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Posted on: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

I found an interesting pattern while finding higher order derivatives using the power rule. I was curious what the 3rd derivative of x5 was. So I used the power rule to find the first derivative and I got f1(x)= 5×4 I applied the rule again to get the second derivative and got f2(x)= 20×3 I […]


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When mathematicians meet: Fibonacci and Pythagoras

Fibonacci meets Pythagoras

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Posted on: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The Pythagorean Theorem The Pythagorean theorem is probably the best known theorem in all of mathematics, or at least among the most popular. It is the famous a2 + b2= c2   Where a and b are the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and c is the length of the hypotenuse(the side opposite the […]


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Theory of forms, and algebra

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Posted on: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

When studying mathematics at any level, one might find themselves asking where did this stuff come from? , or why is this useful?.  The answer to these questions can be summed up in one word , Algebra.    Why algebra? Why is it so important?  Well, let’s look at what algebra actually means.  Algebra throughout history […]


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