# Mathematics

Explaining fractions to beginners
By: Jay O'Toole
How many pieces complete the jigsaw puzzle? Three, ten, twenty-five, 100, 500, 1000,...more? Some children seem to enjoy the success of putting together jigsaw puzzles. This is developed by encouraging these children to piece together puzzles with the fewest pieces first. Could it be...
 By: DLB Ask someone about trigonometry or geometry and you might get a blank stare or maybe even a nasty glare. For many, these two subjects are not fondly remembered from their youth. They can recognize a triangle, a rectangle, and even a parallelogram but mention the...
By: Patrick Sills
In mathematical speak, a prime number is defined as a positive integer that can only be divided evenly by itself or 1. For example, 2 can be classified as such a number because 2 divided by 2 is 1, and 2 divided by 1 is...
How to find a prime number
By: Steven Mars
A prime number is any integer that cannot be divided by any integer except itself and one. A composite number is an integer that has divisors other than itself and one. The only even integer is 2 because all other even integers are divisible by...
By: Jobin Idiculla
Every second person whom I meet tells me that he/she hates mathematics and that because they hate math, they get poor scores in their exams and that it further aggravates their hatred. Being an avid fan of math, I couldn't tolerate hearing this and thought...
How to find a decimal equivalent to a fraction
By: Elizabeth Pierce Ritz
Converting a fraction into a decimal can be done in one of four ways. First there are a few easy rules about decimals to remember. As a refresher: 1. Any number to the right of a decimal is less than 1 (one). 2. To the...
By: Bruce Bostwick
Conversion is a technique that sometimes could be needed when necessary. It is no different when looking at it going from a fraction all the way to a decimal. It is a skill that is taught generally in Elementary Schools or no later than probably...
How to find a decimal equivalent to a fraction
By: Steven Mars
A decimal is equivalent to a fraction when the decimal is equal to the numerator of the fraction divided by the denominator. Examples are 0.75=3/4 because four divided by three equals seventy-five hundredths, 0.3=3/10 because ten divided by three equals three tenths, 0...
Biography: David Hilbert
By: Steven Mars
David Hilbert was a famous mathematician. He was born on January 23, 1862 in the Province of Prussia and died on February 14, 1943. He received a doctorate in 1885 from the University of Koenigsberg. He was a member of the university staff from 1886...
How to find a reciprocal fraction
By: Steven Mars
The reciprocal of a fraction is found by inverting the fraction. This is done by interchanging the numerator and denominator. For example, the fraction ¾ has a numerator of 3 and a denominator of 4. The reciprocal of ¾ has the opposite: a numerator of...

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