Mathematics

Division by zero Communist Society Disadvantaged Masses Infinity
By: Victoria Dorain
When dividing a number by zero, lets stay practical. Say, I have ten apples. I need to divide them between ten same size families (10 member each). It is usually understood, that dividing has to be in equal portions, very abstract act indeed, because in...
 Division by zero is Impossible By: Ron Pena Well well, are we racking our brains over this issue? Ladies and gentlemen, please allow me to put this issue to rest! I am a professor of mathematics with lifelong studies in foundational systems of analysis. The answer to this debated question is unequivably,logically...
Philosophical reflections: What is mathematics?
By: Eileen Dight
How Long is a Piece of String?My English daughter in law sent me a recipe for Summer Berry Yoghurt Ice Cream. She adapted it from the internet, adding cream as a refinement. I wanted to publish it in our family newsletter, the Dight Times...
Divide by zero
By: Dallas Brown
I like logical explanations of dividing by zero, which we've all been told is "against therules." I was sitting there in my apartment the other day with my math club buddies. Four of us in all. We decided you could still have the fraction...
Understanding different base number systems
By: Tabitha Akery
Figuring out how to understand numbers when they have a different base can be difficult. Changing the base of a number is usually indicated by a little number off set on the right hand side. Only the base ten system does not have the little...
By: Tabitha Akery
Understanding the quadratic equation can be confusing and difficult for the beginner. With so many terms and possibilities, the frustration often is overwhelming. This usually leads to the problem solver to giving up. But with any mathematical problem, it can easily be solved by breaking...
Math tricks
By: kennethfsk
As a computer science major, I have to say that I love math. One big reason people don't care much for math is because they are afraid of it. Like anything else in life if you fear it, it will be hard to overcome. Perhaps...
Assessing the value of learning math by using manipulatives
By: Kathy Stemke
Manipulatives are any various objects designed to be moved or arranged by hand as a means of developing motor skills or understanding abstractions, especially in mathmatics. Children can use these manipulatives to get concret pictures of abstract concepts. Research indicates that the best way for...
The Standa
By: Tonglin Lok
I will take this problem by two approaches, Physical and Mathemamatical.But, Before proceed, there are two assumptions require consensus.Those are possible and impossible.Possible - There is a physical answer to satisfy the equation.Impossible - There is no physical answer to satisfy...
Is the Division of zero really Impossible Dissected
By: Irrira Rikki
DISSECTEDZero = Nothing, right? So... No Butter, no eggs no apple no 'what'? No Zero? What does Zero look like? That is not nothing but a symbol of something. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Here I have 24 Zeros I can, divide them up! The division of 6 into...

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