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Some mathematical quotes:

Archimedes "It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world."
Erdös "Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education."
Napier "The use of this book is quite large, my dear friend
No matter how modest it looks,
You study it carefully and find that it gives
As much as a thousand big books."

Source of quotations:


Dec 17, 2015

Converting fractions (continued)

Converting fractions (continued): We end our exploration of the meaning of decimals and what converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions really is. A diagramm illustrates the concept.

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Apr 01, 2010

Converting fractions

Converting fractions in general is the key to understand fractions and decimals. We let you explore why decimals are such a powerful invention in Mathematics. The convertion might look complicated, but in reality, the original idea was to simplify calculations.

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Mar 31, 2010

Equal signs

There are two meaning of the equal signs: exactly so and an example of

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Mar 31, 2010

algebra expressions

Algebra expressions are a mix of numbers, letters and arithmetics but without the sign of equal. They are often used to represent relations in nature, sciences and economics.

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Mar 31, 2010

Order of operations

The order of operations is a convention between mathemacians who created it to solve algebraic expressions and equations. it's one of the backbones of the whole mathematics.

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Mar 31, 2010

Simplify algebra expressions

The correct way to simplify algebra expressions is to look at them back and forth at different level of detail and the follow the simple arithmetic and algebraic rules in the proper order. Pre-knowledge of arithmetics, exponential rules, the minus sign, orders of operations and operations with fractions is essential.

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Mar 31, 2010

Swiss Algebra Help

Swiss algebra help is for those who would like to understand mathematics and not just doing

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Mar 31, 2010

Al Khwarizmi

Al khwarizmi was the nickname of Mohammad Ibn Musa, a scholar from probably Uzbekistan who lived in Bagdad between 780-850 AD and from one his work in arabic the name algebra was created.

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Mar 29, 2010

Converting decimals to fractions

We show the way for converting decimals to fractions manually. Enough examples to make it clear, yet not so usefull for really understanding the meaning of proportional reasoning nor fractions.

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Mar 29, 2010

Decimal notation

The decimal notation is a way of espressing ALL numbers with just 10 simbols. Each of the symbols assume a different meaning according to its position: the place value.

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Mar 28, 2010

Basic Algebra

Basic Algebra can be described as generalized arithmetics where letters represent numbers.

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Mar 28, 2010


Delorie testing, internal file only

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Mar 27, 2010

Simon Stevin

Simon Stevin was a flemish /Belgian) engineer and mathematician who developed the decimal notation and disseminated this very important idea which extend we and importance we hardly understand even today.

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Mar 25, 2010

Reducing Fractions

Reducing fractions simply means to find a way to deal with smaller numbers without loosing the same proportion of the original fraction. In other words it means to find an equivalent fraction where the numerator and denominator are as small as possible.

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Mar 25, 2010

Equivalent fractions

Equivalent fractions are two or more fractions which express the same value ( the same ratio ) but are written in a total different. Like when you dress up in a costume it's still you but you look differently!

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