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The Beauty of Mathematics ….

November14

“Beauty in Mathematics is seeing the truth without effort”  – George Polya View more images here

A Tale of 21 Cities – H3 on Tour

November5

In what turned out to be a traveling whirlwind, H3 recently completed a world tour in 78 days. Here are the numbers: 13 flights, 5 trains, 3 cars, 1 bus 21 main cities, including: Auckland, San Fancisco, Seattle, London, Brussels, Rome, Florence, Venice, Trieste, Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnick, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Montpellier, Cannes, Dubai, Perth, […]

Beauty is in the eye of the mathematical beholder!

June26

This mask of the human face is based on the Golden Ratio. The proportions of the length of the nose, the position of the eyes and the length of the chin, all conform to some aspect of the Golden Ratio. You can check out how beautiful some people are by using this interactive website. Of […]

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Living Equations = Math Beauty on Steroids

November8

This video by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux, gives a dynamic view into living equations. The animated triptych (triple picture frame) shows an equation on the left, its quantified schematics in the center, and its real world manifestation on the right. “We wanted to explore beauty with an angle as objective as possible, and we […]

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Beauty Math

November17

This just in… “Beauty contestants in China’s Hubei province must now comply with minimum body requirements. Among them, according to China’s Global Post, the space between the pupils should be 46 per cent of the distance between each pupil and the nearer ear, and the distance between a candidate’s nipples should be at least 20cm.” […]

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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)?]

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