Primes – the building blocks of all numbers:
The dictionary meaning of prime is ‘Of first importance’ or ‘Of the best quality, excellent’ etc. What is so great about prime numbers? A number is said to be a prime if it is divisible only by 1 and itself. 5, for example, is a prime number because it is divisible only by 1 and 5. The number 4 can be divided by 1, 4 AND 2. So it is not a prime number. Numbers that are not primes are said to be composite numbers. The fundamental theorem of Arithmetic states that all numbers are either primes or a product of a unique combination of primes. So in a way the prime numbers are the building blocks for all numbers. Hence the name Prime.
Prime numbers have various applications, but perhaps the best reason why Mathematicians study them is that they are extremely basic and mysterious at the same time. It’s amazing how little we know about primes after reflecting on them for thousands of years.
Prime numbers were first studied extensively by Greek mathematicians. Euclid, a Greek Mathematician who lived around 300 BC and was known as the Father of Geometry, studied prime numbers in 300 BC. He demonstrated that there are an infinite number of primes. Even after 2000 years his proof stands as an excellent feat of deduction. As of February 2013, the largest known prime number is 257,885,161 − 1, a number which has 17,425,170 digits! Several important results in prime numbers had been proved by the time Euclid’s theorem appeared.
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What student misconceptions have you encountered related to fraction, decimal, and percentage concepts? How do you help students understand the notion of equivalence among fractions or prepare them for this understanding?
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My teaching philosophy; What makes learning difficult is student’s belief that Math is boring, Math is impossible and Math is irrelevant. Therefore, my teaching philosophy is three fold; Make Math interesting, Make Math possible, Make Math relevant.
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4.3 ANURUPYENA (Ekadhikina Purvena)
COROLLARY: Anurupyena (means Proportion)
Meaning: By one more than the previous one Anurupyena Sutra is a specific method of division in Vedic Mathematics which shows how to divide numbers when Nikhilam and Paravartya are not applicable.
Specific Condition Required:
_ As we know the meaning of Anurupyena (as proportion/ratio), we multiply/divide by factor to make divisor closer to larger number (To apply Nikhilam) OR to make closer to smaller number (To apply…
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7th degree polynomial, given that at least one root is a complex number?
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Those roots can be complex or real.
Complex roots always come in pairs, so if it has one, then it has 2, the other one being the conjugate of the first one. This in other words, if one complex root is a + bi, then the other complex root is a – bi.
If at least one root were complex, then we would have a minimum of 2 complex roots with a maximum of 5 real roots.
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Price-weighted index value:
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Categories of Antonyms
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