## Not Knowing Math Can Cost $15,000

May 20, 2018 Leave a comment

A big number of people can lack basic math skills.

Math and Logic Puzzles

May 20, 2018 Leave a comment

A big number of people can lack basic math skills.

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April 18, 2018 Leave a comment

Grow your passion by motivating practice like the 11-year-old Math Marvel

“Chess is a mathematical poem” – *Aarushi Maheshwari *

October 1, 2017 Leave a comment

The largest known prime number was discovered in 2016 by a computer laboratory of the University of Central Missouri .

**2 ^{57,885,161} – 1 **

is one of the Mersenne primes that can be written in form 2^{n} – 1, where n is an integer. They are named after 17-century French mathematician Marin Mersenne.

The number written in the decimal form contains 17 million digits.

September 3, 2017 Leave a comment

The Babylonian clay tablet from the collection of Columbia University dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem is a trigonometric table which has 15 pairs of numbers forming Pythagorean triples: three whole numbers a, b and c:

a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}

The tabet is known as the world’s oldest trig table. Babylonians used the base-60 numbers, which permitted many more accurate fractions than the contemporary base 10. For example, 2/3 = 0.6666… (or 40 minutes) was a finite number. The base-60 system were inspired from such shapes as a circle and the regular hexagon (see an example).

June 4, 2017 Leave a comment

“Love is like **π** – natural, irrational, and very important.” – Lisa Hoffman

Certain scientists think that love is a chemical state of mind and the formula for love is as follows:

dopamine + seratonin + oxytocin

C_{8}H_{11}NO_{2} + C_{10}H_{12}N_{2}O + C_{43}H_{66}N_{12}O_{12}S_{2}

How many atoms are there in the formula of love?

April 15, 2017 Leave a comment

Terry Moore explains that the inventors of algebra were Arabic scientists. Their definition:

X = something, some undefined unknown thing = the unknown thing.

When the books were translated from Arabic to Spanish the Arabic unknown was “* SH*” that did not exist inSpanish. They replaced it by “

X is “* X*” because Spanish language does not have “

March 4, 2017 Leave a comment

*Mary has a cat, and a rat, and a hat, and a mat.*

**If the cat is on the mat, and rat is in the hat, but the hat is on the mat, where is the rat?**

This is a simple puzzle asked by Leslie Green, who collects dozens challenging puzzles. The collection of Leslie Logic and Math Puzzles is presented at the website Aplusclick. It’s worth to try the challenging questions.