## Welcome to H3 Maths

Blog Support for Growing Mathematicians

## Posts tagged with glass blowing

### Spheres

April15

H3 were amazed by the glass sculpture garden they visited in Taupo, New Zealand. Located at Lava Glass, one of the world’s premier glass blowing factories, this garden is a delightful collection of glass flowers, glass spheres and glass sculptures. It made us think again about the significance of the sphere as a mathematical shape […]

by posted under Uncategorized | tagged under , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on Spheres

#### Post Support

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)?]