# Mathematics

Dividing by zero
By: Shawn Schafer
Is division by zero really impossible? Yes. The position of saying that division by zero is really impossible does not require much defense, so I will start by using my math knowledge and logic to prove that the reasons people have for saying it is...
 How math is used in the real world, despite what students say By: Monica Frede - 473813 I was that average high school student sitting in the back row, center seat during algebra class every afternoon at 2:00. You know the type, if you were not the type yourself. I watched the clock intensely, slumped down in my seat just far enough...
By: Can Tran
Everything begins with zero and ends with zero. Zero or "0" is a number and numerical digit to represent a number in numerals. In any sort of mathematics, the number zero plays a crucial value. It is also called "null," "nil," "naught", "zip"...
Explaining fractions to beginners
By: Shawn Schafer
Okay, so first I'm going to define a term for 'normal' numbers. Normal numbers that do not involve fractions or decimals are often referred to as integers. They are also known as whole numbers. So I'll jump into explaining fractions the traditional way. Lets say...
By: William Menna
In statistical analysis, a box plot is a graph that can be a valuable source of easy-to-interpret information about a sample of study. A box plot can provide information about a sample's range, median, normality of the distribution, and skew of the distribution. It can...
By: Edmund Dantes
I hate to tell you that all of your elementary school teachers lied to you, but chances are they probably did. Not because they were trying to harm your education, but so you could better understand the topic they were trying to teach. It surely...
Understanding different base number systems
By: Tanu Bhandari
Many different base number systems are used to represent numeric values. Each number system has its own importance and usage.Decimal number system, base 10This is the most fundamental number system we all use in mathematics. Everybody knows there are ten unique digits 0,1...
Exploring the philosophical aspects of math
By: Matt Lipford
The first and most difficult task at hand is in deciding what words I'm going to use and what attitude I am seeking to portray in this paper. I realize that in order to write a paper of any validity, I must strive to be...
By: Can Tran
The Wolf Prize in Mathematics was probably one of the closest and first equivalents to the "Nobel Prize" for Mathematics. This is one of the six Wolf Prizes that are awarded since its establishment in 1978. The other awards include: Agriculture, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics, and...
By: Can Tran
The Abel Prize is a recent type of annual international prize in regards to mathematics. In a sense, the Abel Prize is the Norwegian equivalent to the Nobel Prize. Unlike the Nobel Prize, the Abel Prize is focused on the field of mathematics. This is...

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