How to calculate probability with multiple dice
By: Daniel Smith - 526822
Dice are an often used synecdoche for explaining statistics. Rolling multiple dice is tantamount to calculating the probability of two independent events occurring together. To state it generally, the probability of two events occurring together is equal to the product of the probabilities of each...
Mathematics: Mode, median and mean averages
By: Jamie Craig
Calculating Averages (the Mean, Median and Mode) Calculating averages is a remarkably important skill. It is taught to and is essential for a wide range of people; ranging from students, business people and obviously statisticians. Calculating an average such as the mean, median or mode...
The importance of zero in mathematics
By: Freddy Tay
Mathematics remains the language that describes the numerical happenings of the universe and mathematicians had, since the dawn of humanity, tried to quantify the universe's laws and phenomenon. Imagine nothingness, and we will think of vacuum and empty space. A mathematician would, however, conceived a...
Finding the area of a circle
By: Freddy Tay
The circle, in Euclidean geometry, is a projection of one end of a line (radius) that is axially pivoted along a point (centre). This shape is widely employed; a particularly significant example will be the shape of a wheel. Determination of the amount of material...
Defining the divine proportion phi
By: Freddy Tay
The golden ratio with a reasonable number of decimal places is as follows: 1.6180339887... Phi is an irrational number and cannot be expressed as an integer fraction. Giving an almost qualitative definition of phi is impossible, as the number itself is a fundamental property...
Can you Divide by 0
By: Jeremy Ross - 518986
Many people have argued over the question, "Can you divide by zero?." Some people believe you can divide by zero, and others firmly believe it is impossible to divide by zero. Division by zero is in fact possible. The reason division by zero is...
An introduction to prime numbers
By: Jeremy Ross - 518986
A prime number or prime for short is defined as a number that is divisible only by 1 and itself. A number that is not prime is called composite. By definition, 1 is neither prime nor composite. Prime numbers are natural numbers, which are a...
Is Dividing by zero really Impossible
By: Anitra Marie
I'll let you know up front that I'm not a mathematician. When I was in school I probably generated a half ton or more of eraser shavings from redoing botched math problems and there was more than one occasion where I stared in blank incomprehension...
How math is used to describe change
By: Freddy Tay
There are many ways to describe change. Depending on what aspect that is to be described will depend on the individual. Specifically, mathematics describes the process and the quantity of change. Mathematics is a broad spectrum of tools to quantify phenomena and is widely employed...
Is Division by zero Impossible
By: Charles Ray
A question for all you math experts out there - is division by zero possible? On the face of it, the simple answer would seem to be no. Here's an example: "If you have three apples and no students, how many apples will each student...

 

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