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#1 2010-02-22 17:24:22

MathsIsFun
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Look Around You - Maths

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj2NOTanzWI

What did you get for problem 2?


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#2 2010-02-23 03:09:08

bobbym
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Re: Look Around You - Maths

Hi MathsisFun;

For the introductory problem:

I have heard of the controversy surrounding 45 000 000 000. I want you to know I do not favor the extremists who believe there is an integer larger than it.

I don't know about you but the problem before number 2, n^2 + 9 + 9 is amazing. That's a great toaster too,

I got a different answer to problem 3 but sorry that 8 pence answer totally beat me.

Excellent video!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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