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Leaps and Bounds
Mathematics / History

Leap years are years with 366 days, instead of the usual 365. Leap years are necessary because the actual length of a year is 365.242 days, not 365 days, as commonly stated. Basically, leap years occu continue reading this fact

Fibonacci Patterns In Nature?
Mathematics / Number Theory

Clematis hybrid, eight petals Often it takes a second look to see how mathematical numbers and patterns fit into the natural world. Numbers, after all, are manmade. However some very interesting number patterns underlie some natur continue reading this fact

How To Calculate The Circumference Of A Circle
Mathematics / Geometry

A circle is what you get if you take a straight line and bend it around so that its ends touch. You can demonstrate this by taking a piece of stiff wire and doing just that: bring the ends of the wire continue reading this fact

All Facts
  1. What Are Cubes And Cube Roots?
  2. What Are Squares And Square Roots?
  1. Eratosthenes Measured Earth’s Circumference—Centuries Before Columbus Sailed
  2. How To Calculate The Area Of A Circle
  3. How To Calculate The Area Of A Cylinder
  4. How To Calculate The Area Of A Right Cone
  5. How To Calculate The Circumference Of A Circle
  6. How To Calculate The Volume Of A Cylinder
  7. How To Calculate The Volume Of A Right Cone
  8. Kepler's Conjecture
  9. Picture This
  10. What Is The Pythagorean Theorem?
  1. Leaps and Bounds
  2. Origins Of The Meter
  3. Unit Of Luminous Intensity (candela)
  4. Who Invented Zero?
Math Function:
  1. Math On the Mind
Number Theory:
  1. Fibonacci Patterns In Nature?
  2. Perfect Numbers
  3. Prime Numbers
  1. Mobius Strip

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