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### Can Google help find the greatest living Mathematician?

June21

When the Abel Prize (presented by the King of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians) was announced in 2001, the mathematician Tanya Khovanova got very excited and started wondering who would be the first person to get it. She asked friends and colleagues who they thought was the greatest mathematician alive, and got the […]

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NCEA Level 2 Algebra Problem. Using the information given, the shaded area = 9, that is:
y(y-8) = 9 –> y.y – 8y – 9 =0
–> (y-9)(y+1) = 0, therefore y = 9 (can’t have a distance of – 1 for the other solution for y)
Using the top and bottom of the rectangle,
x = (y-8)(y+2) = (9-8)(9+2) = 11
but, the left side = (x-4) = 11-4 = 7, but rhs = y+? = 9+?, which is greater than the value of the opp. side??
[I think that the left had side was a mistake and should have read (x+4)?]