Origins Of The Meter
Mathematics / History
The origins of the meter go back to at least the 18th century. At that time, there were two competing approaches to the definition of a standard unit of length. Some suggested defining the meter as th continue reading this fact

How To Calculate The Area Of A Right Cone
Mathematics / Geometry
The cone is another threedimensional shape based on the circle. You could think of it as the cross between a circle and a right triangle. Its properties will have features of both shapes, and this ma continue reading this fact

Leaps and Bounds
Mathematics / History
Leap years are years with 366 days, instead of the usual 365. Leap years are necessary because the actual length of a year is 365.242 days, not 365 days, as commonly stated. Basically, leap years occu continue reading this fact
