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Friday, August 18, 2017

Episode 8: Infinite Primes [#MathChops]

Back in 300 BC, Euclid proved that there were an infinite number of primes. He used line segments to show that some line lengths could only be made up from single-unit line lengths and not lines with lengths of 2, 3, etc. These line lengths represented prime numbers. This proof has the same principle but is a little different than Euclid's and uses proof by contradiction. Take a look at this simple proof which shows that primes are infinite!



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Problem of the Week 8-15-17 [Algebra]

Check out this Algebraic Problem of the Week.
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Solution below.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Problem of the Week 8-8-17 [Distance]

Check out this Problem of the Week.
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Solution below.