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Past Mathplane Newsletter content and miscellaneous questions and answers.
Filling a void - An area problem: Can you find the shaded area?
For more area exercises, visit the mathplane geometry section..
"Ambiguous Math Question"
If Michael eats 1/4 of a cheesecake, and later he eats 2/5 of the cheesecake,
what fraction remains?
On a bookshelf, there is a set of 10 classic math books. (properly arranged in order, Volumes 1-10)
Each book is identical:
Front cover is 1/4'' thick.
Back cover is 1/4'' thick.
And, the page thickness of each book is 3''.
One day a worm -- a bookworm?! --- eats straight through some of the books:
beginning at page 1 of volume 1, and stopping at the last page of volume 4.
How far did the worm travel?
(suggested by Adam B. in Chicago)
4 cards have been removed from a pack of 52 cards and placed face down in front of you. If you were to choose any 2 of the 4, the chance of getting two red cards is 50%.
What are the chances of picking a black pair?
To review basic probability concepts, visit Gate2/Algebra/Probability
Question: Two kites are NOT congruent. But, their diagonals have equal lengths. How?
Math Comic #123 - "Geometry re-Construction"
(Without a calculator) how do you know that 50! is NOT the following?
Math Comic #120 - "Factorials"