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Pi Day comes first in NZ

March14

Yes, it’s true – Pi Day does come early in New Zealand, and a day later for our students in the USA. Other than being able to find your birthday in Pi, why is Pi important enough to deserve a day of its own — and a search engine to draw attention to it? Click […]

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Math goes around the world

February13

The Circumference Problem: Let’s assume that the earth is circular. We put a rope around the equator but then decide that it is best to be one metre off the ground. How much more rope will we need? The answer is in the Post Support!

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Pi from Pies…

May18
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The Car Park Problem

March19

Just for fun a group of friends make a circle of shopping trolleys around their friend’s car – no, don’t try this! Then one of them suggests that it would be better to have the trolleys another metre away from the car (to prevent scratches). Two questions they had to figure out: 1. How much […]

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10 x 9 x 8 + (7 + 6) x 5 x 4 x (3 + 2) x 1 = 2020

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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