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Origins Of The Meter
Mathematics / History

The engraving shows the casting of the platinum-iridium alloy called the '1874 Alloy.' The origins of the meter go back to at least the 18th century. At that time, there were two competing approaches to the definition of a standard unit of length. Some suggested defining the meter as th continue reading this fact

What Are Squares And Square Roots?
Mathematics / Algebra

The mathematical term 'square' comes from the two-dimensional shape of the same name. A square shape has the two dimensions of length and width, both exactly the same and at angles of 90 to each other continue reading this fact

Perfect Numbers
Mathematics / Number Theory

Some numbers are more special than others. According to Pythagoras (569 BC - 475 BC) and Euclid (325 BC - 265 BC), some are so special that they called them mystical or perfect numbers. The first per continue reading this fact

All Facts
Algebra:
  1. What Are Cubes And Cube Roots?
  2. What Are Squares And Square Roots?
Geometry:
  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?
History:
  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
Topology:
  1. Mobius Strip

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