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Eratosthenes Measured Earth’s Circumference—Centuries Before Columbus Sailed

Eratosthenes (c. 276 – 194 BC) was born more than 2200 years ago in the Greek city of Cyrene, now a city in the North African country of Libya. (The Greek Empire surrounded much of the Mediterranean ... Continue reading

Prime Numbers

A prime number is a number that is divisible only by one and by itself. Factors are numbers that can be divided into a number with no remainder. The factors of 18 are the numbers 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and ... Continue reading

Mersenne Prime

How To Calculate The Area Of A Right Cone

The cone is another three-dimensional shape based on the circle. You could think of it as the cross between a circle and a right triangle. Its properties will have features of both shapes, and this ... Continue reading

How To Calculate The Area Of A Cylinder

Understanding how to find the area of a cylinder is easy if one first visualizes the cylinder and breaks its surface down into component pieces. To do this, first take a good look at the most common ... Continue reading

More Mathematics 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