Category Archives: Math

Library Link of the Day: Can You Find Both Correct Answers to This Math Puzzle?

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “We love puzzles here at Curiosity: even the ones that are too hard for us. Scratch that — especially the too-hard ones. Even without getting the answer for yourself, it’s satisfying to find out the one-and-only answer to the “Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever.”But … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Is What the Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “In 2012, musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi created the illustration of all illustrations: a full-scale view of the entire observable Universe. The resulting image looks like a giant eyeball, with humanity square in the middle. In the image … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: If you recycled all the plastic garbage in the world, you could buy the NFL, Apple and Microsoft

Courtesy of The Conversation: “This year, I served on the judging panel for The Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Year. On Dec. 18, we announced the winner: 90.5 percent, the amount of plastic that has never been recycled. Okay – … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 8 Books That Elon Musk Says Changed His Life

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Want to be like Elon Musk? Join our obsessively fanatical club. Among his many titles and descriptors, Musk is a certifiable bookworm. And that’s basically all the motivation we need to propel ourselves to the nearest Barnes & … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Math Puzzle Will Help You Plan Your Next Party

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Let’s say you’re planning your next party and agonizing over the guest list. To whom should you send invitations? What combination of friends and strangers is the right mix? It turns out mathematicians have been working on … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: No One in Mathematics Can Prove That 10 Is a Solitary Number

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “If you’re not a math fanatic, you might think you could figure this problem out. Spoiler: You can’t. Proving that 10 is a solitary number has shown to be an impossible feat … so far. How is … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 4chan Just Solved A Decades-Old Mathematical Mystery

Courtesy of IFLScience: “You may not have heard of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but, among anime fans at least, it’s a pretty big deal. Originally a series of light novels, it follows the adventures of typical high schooler Kyon and the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Mathematikum Museum

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “The Mathematikum is a museum where visitors are invited to understand mathematics over 170 hands-on, math-related exhibits. Guests can solve puzzles, build bridges, make music, stand inside soap bubbles, embody the golden ratio, contemplate infinity, and more, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Numbers in the news? Make sure you don’t fall for these 3 statistical tricks

Courtesy of The Conversation: “Handy bit of research finds sexuality can be determined by the lengths of people’s fingers” was one recent headline based on a peer-reviewed study by well-respected researchers at the University of Essex published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Mathletes Will Work for Pi (and Glory)

With the 2018-2019 school year beginning this past August, the Mathletes of Pacific Grove High did not miss a beat in starting their journey to victory in this year’s many looming competitions. The first meeting of the year took place … Continue reading

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