







The impossible problem 
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From Shaun Reynolds and Jacob Hiatt: How do you solve (the 6th root of x)+4=3? Answered by Penny Nom and Maxine Stinka. 





Cardano's method 
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From Mike Gorski: What is Cardano's method for finding the roots of a cubic equation? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Grade nine problem solving 
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From Azmat Hussain: Can math problems be actually fun and engaging? Answered by Diane Hanson. 





A trig identity 
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From Azmat Hussain: Is there an easier/another way to prove the trig identity cos(a+b) = cos(a)cos(b)sin(a)sin(b)? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Pronunciation 
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From Todd Stienhauser: Is 123.4 pronounced "one hundred and twenty three and four tenths"or "one hundred twenty three and four tenths"? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponents 
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From Eric Cote: I want to know why the grade six math books tell you that the little number at the top right of another number (exponent) is called the power, but the grade seven and up books tell you it's called the exponent? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Algorithms for roots 
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From Charles Hewitt: I have seen an algorithm for finding the square root of numbers. Are there similar such algorithms for higher roots? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Prime numbers 
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From Charles Hewitt: I would apprecaite it if you could share with me any algorithm to determine whether a number is prime. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Queue length 
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From Frank Fronhofer II: How long is the toll booth queue? Answered by Harley Weston. 





e^(i*pi) = 1 
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From Matt Schneider: Why is e^(i*pi) = 1? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Pascal's Triangle 
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From Richard: Do you know of any resources that might help us make use of the numeric relationships in Pascal's triangle on a fairly simple basis? Answered by Denis Hanson. 





Neighbourhoods 
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From Robert: What are neighbourhoods? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Euclid's Pythagorean proof 
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From Sean: What is Euclid's proof of Pythagoras' theorem? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Stairs 
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From Marianne and Carrie: How many ways can you run up a flight of stairs? Answered by Denis Hanson. 





What is the variance of the difference of two binomials? 
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From Chris Johnson: My coworkers and I have come up with different estimates of the zstatistic, and are in particular disagreement over the calculation of Variance for this problem. I am trying to find out, with a five percent level of significance, whether the new form yields a higher rate of return than the old form. Any thoughts, comments, or solutions? Answered by Harley Weston. 

