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The Matrix was a mashup of…sushi!

October27

Yes, you probably read about it here last, but 20 years ago (ask your parents) the film The Matrix featured scrolling green ‘code’ which turned out to simply be sushi recipes! If you read Japanese and look closely you’ll be able to see it’s a jumble of characters: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. The production designer, […]

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Oh dear, not another math joke?

August7

What did the math mother feed her new baby? (answer in post support)

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Literal Test Answer

July4
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Leave Math out of the Equation?

November27

For some different perspectives on Mathematics by Miss USA contestants…

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Palindromes

July13

A palindrome walks into a math class and says “Syas dnas salch tama Otni Sklawem Ordnilapa” 1111122222233333334444444455555544444444333333322222211111 In mathematics, a palindrome is a number that reads the same forward and backward. For example, 282 and 707. I’m guessing that’s why I enjoyed driving my Mazda 808, 323 and 626 a few years ago? By definition, all numbers that […]

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Lotto winner is half mad…

March6

This was reported in a recent newspaper report, when the Lotto winner was asked what he would do with his winnings. He replied, “I would bank half, invest half, and then spend the rest on my family – helping them out with mortgages and assets. I’d probably treat myself by paying off my own mortgage.”

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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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