Monthly Archives: June 2006

MegaPenny Project

How is your intuition for large numbers? If you read any sort of newspaper or magazine, or watch news on television, you can’t help but encounter really big numbers like 40 million, 3.2 billion, or 2 trillion. Do you REALLY … Continue reading

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Challenge #5

And now for something completely different… or is it? This problem comes from the ancient Greeks (Euclid, to be exact). Suppose you have a rectangle which is one unit tall and has this special property: if you cut off a … Continue reading

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