Multiplication with Positional notation and the distributive property.

positional_notation and the distributive property
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 Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017
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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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Pi Poetry

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 Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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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
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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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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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