Monday, June 08, 2009


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Yeah, first thing I did was look it up to, uh, refresh my memory.

One of the hazards of teaching Algebra -- all that stuff that you start forgetting.


Jpac said...

I don't consider myself quite the same level as you when it comes to mathematics, so I definitely had to run to Google. I did find this interesting piece on the teenager who solved the problem. I wasn't sure if no one had been able to solve it before the teen had or not. The article cleared it up.

I'm still wrapping my head around the benoulli equation though. >.<

(x, why?) said...

I thought something was odd when none of the reference sites even mentioned the teenager even though some of these sites had been updated recently.

I'm not going to wrap my head around it -- they seem to be useful for even higher mathematics that unfortunately has escaped me.