Friday, May 19, 2017

January 2017: Hula Hoops, Mime, Math Films, and Angle of Depression

(from January 28, 2017)

"Angles of Elevation... and, Depression"

(from January 21, 2017)

"Polynomial Question"

Find the y-intercept of the polynomial.  (the graph may not be drawn to scale)

(from January 18, 2017)

"Math Films"

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(from January 12, 2017)

"Mimes and Surface Area"

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(from January 7, 2017)


A game has 2 special dice.
One of the dice, A, has six sides: four 8's and two 1's. The other, B, has six sides: four 3's and two 9's.
Each person rolls their die. The higher one wins $20.

Which of the two dice should you choose: A or B?
What would be your expected winnings?

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(from January 3, 2017)

"Hula Hoops and Venn Diagrams"

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

December 2016: Gold Coins, Implicit,

(from December 18, 2016)

"Gold Coin Question"

Your uncle has a bunch of money in his pocket.
He gives 1/2 of the money in his pocket to your sister.
Then, he gives 1/4 of what's left in his pocket to your brother. 
Then, he gives 1/3 of what's left in his pocket to your friend.
Finally, he gives 1/2 of what's left in his pocket to you.
If your uncle has $3 left, how much was in his pocket in the beginning?

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(from December 11, 2016)
"Implicit Differentiation"

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