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The story of Euclid and the infinitude of primes

Once upon a time, there lived a Mathematician named Euclid. Euclid came up with an ingenious method of proving that there are infinitely many prime numbers. Prime numbers are whole numbers that only have two factors, one and itself. For … Continue reading

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Infinite Primes Proof by Euclid

How do we know there are an infinite number of primes? Dr James Grime explains, with a bit of help from Euclid.

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Math Quotes

Famous Math Quotes If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.  ~John Louis von Neumann Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.  ~Albert … Continue reading

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Geometry and Abraham Lincoln; O Level Maths Tuition Group

Source: http://www.mathopenref.com/euclid.html At age forty, Abraham Lincoln studied Euclid for training in reasoning, and as a traveling lawyer on horseback, kept a copy of Euclid’s Elements in his saddlebag.  In his biography of Lincoln, his law partner Billy Herndon tells … Continue reading

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Tips on attempting Geometrical Proof questions (E Maths Tuition)

Tips on attempting Geometrical Proof questions (O Levels E Maths/A Maths) 1) Draw extended lines and additional lines. (using pencil) Drawing extended lines, especially parallel lines, will enable you to see alternate angles much easier (look for the “Z” shape). … Continue reading

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