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Inequality Olympiad Question and Solution

Let a, b, c be nonnegative real numbers satisfying . Prove that Source: http://www.fen.bilkent.edu.tr/~cvmath/Problem/1408a.pdf   Featured book: Inequalities: A Mathematical Olympiad Approach This book is intended for the Mathematical Olympiad students who wish to prepare for the study of inequalities, a … Continue reading

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Free Coursera Course: An Introduction to Functional Analysis

Site: https://www.coursera.org/course/functionalanalysis There is an interesting upcoming course at Coursera, suitable for undergraduates! (Starting 12 September 2014) Join the class if interested, it is free! Functional Analysis is actually a third year course for Math Majors at university. There are some … Continue reading

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A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Featured book: A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that … Continue reading

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Funny Video about Math (and other) Majors

Featured book: Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks Who says math can’t be funny? In Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, Patrick Vennebush dispels the myth of the humorless mathematician. His quick wit comes through in this incredible compilation of jokes and … Continue reading

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Magic Hexagon

Watch this video about the interesting Magic Hexagon (a relative of the magic square), and why there is only one magic hexagon in the world! Featured book: Speedsolving the Cube: Easy-to-Follow, Step-by-Step Instructions for Many Popular 3-D Puzzles  

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3×3 Matrix Inverse Shortcut (Fastest Method)

Source: http://www.math.columbia.edu/~bayer/LinearAlgebra/pdf/inverse.pdf Backup copy (In case of broken link): 3×3 Matrix Inverse This is an excellent method for finding the inverse of a 3×3 matrix, probably the fastest and easiest method for 3×3. (Row reduction is better for 4×4 matrices and above.) … Continue reading

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Education News: School Starts Too Early?

Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/school-starts-too-early/?&WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20140827 School Starts Too Early The later high school classes start in the morning, the more academic performance improves Aug 19, 2014 |By Mark Fischetti   Parents, students and teachers often argue, with little evidence, about whether U.S. high schools … Continue reading

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Rational Parametrization of a Circle & Pythagorean Triples

Today, we discuss an interesting topic rarely taught in school: The rational parametrization of a unit circle. That is, how to find the x coordinates and y coordinates of a circle expressed as a rational function? The usual parametrization of … Continue reading

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Fix a Wobbly Table (with Math)

Fix your wobbly table with just a small tweak – but why does this work? Reddit discussion: http://www.reddit.com/r/BradyHaran/co… Featuring Matthias Kreck from the University of Bonn. Featured book: The Princeton Companion to Mathematics This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone … Continue reading

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Maths Tuition Centre: Circle Fraction Question (PSLE)

Solution: The total area is made up of 4 semicircles and four of the area X. (4S+4X) The unshaded area is made up of 1 semicircle and one of the area X. (1S+1X) Hence, the fraction of the figure unshaded … Continue reading

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Private Candidate Tuition & Ad hoc O Level Maths Tuition

Private Candidate Tuition Taking your Math exam as a Private Candidate? Currently we are available to tutor private candidates on weekday mornings. Contact our friendly tutor Mr Wu at 98348087 or email at mathtuition88@gmail.com Ad hoc O Level Maths Tuition … Continue reading

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Math Trivia: Sum of all the Roulette Numbers is 666 !

The numbers on a roulette are from 1 to 36, including one zero (European style) or two zeroes (American style). What is the sum of all the numbers on the roulette wheel? The answer is actually 666, the “number of the beast”! … Continue reading

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Filipino street kid math genius

Check out this video of a Filipino street kid, who can calculate square roots without a calculator, and even knows the concepts of perfect squares and imaginary numbers!   Compare and contrast with this video: No matter whether you are … Continue reading

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Come join INSINC! Stand to win $$ for off-peak trips on MRT and LRT. More than $2,500,000 paid out so far!!

This is for Singaporean readers of my blog. Thanks for your reading and support. 🙂 Here is a good recommendation for those who take the train regularly, with chances to win cash prizes. Take the train (MRT or LRT) regularly? You … Continue reading

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The advancement and perfection of mathematics are intimately connected with the prosperity of the state — Napoleon Bonaparte

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/features/education/careers/stay-ahead-with-math/article6252546.ece From search engines to big data and cloud services, math plays a key role in IT applications. Read on to know more about the opportunities math has to offer. In this increasingly digital world, mathematics is everywhere. It is … Continue reading

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[News] NUS makes it easier for students in three faculties to qualify for honours

More than 80 or 90 per cent of students on four-year direct honours programmes at publicly-funded universities here graduate with honours or the equivalent. But only 60 per cent of those in the three-year arts and social sciences, business and … Continue reading

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On time management

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Prodded by several comments, I have finally decided to write up some my thoughts on time management here.  I actually have been drafting something about this subject for a while, but I soon realised…

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Mini-monomath

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The title of this post is a nod to Terry Tao’s four mini-polymath discussions, in which IMO questions were solved collaboratively online. As the beginning of what I hope will be a long exercise…

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Fundamental Theorem of Algebra – Numberphile

Professor David Eisenbud gives an excellent explanation of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra! In high school, we learnt that some quadratic equations (e.g. ) do not have real roots. However, by the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, every polynomial equation of … Continue reading

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Maths Tuition Centre: University Math Textbooks Review

Calculus Math Textbooks Review Most students taking science related courses like Engineering or Physics need to study at least one semester of Calculus. Calculus can be a rather difficult subject, and having a good textbook to learn from is half the … Continue reading

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