Home Tags Math

Tag: Math

Don’t fret about the right time to get to the airport. Just ask math.

Here's how to figure out when you should arrive at the airport using the concept of expected utility.

The number of solutions you could fit into your weekend Sudoku is mind-boggling

In 2005, a computer scientist and a mathematician set out to answer the question, "How many Sudoku puzzles are there?"
March 14 is Pi Day.

The beautifully simple method Archimedes used to find the first digits of pi

Here's how the ancient Greeks found the first few digits of pi.
Some circles.

March 14 is Pi Day — here’s what that means

Pi Day, 3/14, coincides with the first three digits of one of the most important numbers in math.
Can you find the area of the sector?

Can you solve these brainteasing Pi Day math problems?

Can you solve these three math problems that involve the mathematical value of Pi?
A scene from "The Christmas Prince."

10 viral math equations that stumped the internet

Here are 10 math problems that confused people across the internet. Can you solve them?
Math is hard.

15 tricky children’s test questions that stumped the internet

Sometimes children's homework questions are even too complicated for their parents. Here are 15 questions for kids that stumped adults.
No matter how hard you study... some questions will still stump you.

15 common math questions from the SATs that everyone gets wrong

The SAT doesn't just test how good you are at math, reading, and writing — it also tests how good you are at taking the test. Can you solve these common problems?

People are calling this SAT math question the ‘meanest test problem ever’ — see if you can solve it

A Quora thread of difficult SAT math questions included one described as the "meanest test problem ever." Can you figure it out?
The Mandelbrot set is a particularly famous fractal.

Fractals are math’s trippiest concept, and they get even weirder when used to solve a puzzle involving the British coast

One of the first studies of fractals came from a surprising and weird phenomenon that occurs when you try to measure a coastline.