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Who Invented Zero?
Mathematics / History

The Babylonian symbol for zero. Many concepts that we all take for granted sounded strange and foreign when first introduced. Take the number zero for instance. Any first-grader can recognize and use zeros. They sound so logical and continue reading this fact

Math On the Mind
Mathematics / Math Function

In the mid-1800's, Paul Broca discovered that there were specialized functions for different regions in the human brain. He identified the third gyrus (the ridges on the surface of the cerebral cortex 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

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  1. What Are Cubes And Cube Roots?
  2. What Are Squares And Square Roots?
  1. Eratosthenes Measured Earth’s Circumference—Centuries Before Columbus Sailed
  2. How To Calculate The Area Of A Circle
  3. How To Calculate The Area Of A Cylinder
  4. How To Calculate The Area Of A Right Cone
  5. How To Calculate The Circumference Of A Circle
  6. How To Calculate The Volume Of A Cylinder
  7. How To Calculate The Volume Of A Right Cone
  8. Kepler's Conjecture
  9. Picture This
  10. What Is The Pythagorean Theorem?
  1. Leaps and Bounds
  2. Origins Of The Meter
  3. Unit Of Luminous Intensity (candela)
  4. Who Invented Zero?
Math Function:
  1. Math On the Mind
Number Theory:
  1. Fibonacci Patterns In Nature?
  2. Perfect Numbers
  3. Prime Numbers
  1. Mobius Strip

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