You’ve been working on a math problem for the past two hours. Even the pages of your notebook have become wrinkled and dirty because of the number of times you’ve erased your answers.
You’ve tried moving on to “simpler” problems. But the more you try to solve them, the more confused you become. You’re stumped.
Math may seem like a dull, ambiguous, subject to you, but we assure you that it’s anything but that.
For example, did you know that there are thirteen letters in “Twelve plus one”? Nifty right? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to interesting math facts!
Here are a few of our favorite ones:
Every Odd Number Has an “E” In It
Now that’s odd! Who would’ve thought that the vowel “E” played such an important role in math?
One, three, five, seven, nine, eleven…and so on. All of them do.
If you think about it, that’s a pretty neat way to remember which numbers are odd.
Two and Five Are the Only Prime Numbers That End In Two and Five
Numbers that are divisible by two (like 12, 22, 102, etc.) can be only divided by two. Numbers like 15, 25, 35, 105, etc. can be divided by 5. They all end with the numbers two and five.
So the next time you have a math exam where you’re required to list down integers, make sure to use this neat trick!
But remember, this trick can only be used for two and five. It doesn’t work for other numbers.
Prime Numbers Play an Important Role in Security and Encryption
In 1978, three researchers figured out a way to decode messages using prime numbers. They realized that internet security, RSA encryption, and public-key cryptography can be simplified using prime numbers. In fact, cryptography relies on factoring large composite numbers. These composite numbers are created using prime numbers.
As long as the prime numbers are 2,048 bits long, they can be used for security encryption because they will be approximately 1,234 decimal digits.
Mother Nature’s Love Affair With Fibonacci Sequences
If you take a close look at sunflowers, you’ll see that they have a Fibonacci pattern. Sunflowers aren’t the only flowers that do either; lilies and irises do as well. It all depends on the number of petals a flower has.
All in all, it’s fun discovering and looking for plants that follow the sequences. See how many flowers and plants you can find.
Math Doesn’t Have to Be Boring!
Isn’t it interesting how math is actually a very fun subject; but yet, we come across exercises that make us want to fall asleep?
You won’t have this problem with Excel Mathematics. Our exercises and videos make sure to put the “fun” in math “functions”!
We have interactive and engaging online math courses to help you get a better understanding of math. You’ll find hundreds of equations and various solving methods to help you learn at your own pace.
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