







(3d) Whether line segment intersects triangle 
20190413 

From rj: Well hello,
Lets say I have a triangle,
Not any ordinary triangle, but a triangle that is represented in 3 dimensions. I also have a line segment.
Lets say that this triangle has points A(0,0,0), B(1,0,0), C(0,1,1)
And the line segment has points D(0,1/2,0), E(1,1/2,1)
In what way can I find if the line segment and triangle intersect? Their intersection point?
I don't prefer matrices, because they don't make any sense, but ... if that's the only way to solve this, then do what's necessary.
Thank you in advance. Answered by Penny Nom. 





3digit, daily numbers 
20110929 

From Margaret: I need the list/group for a raffle that would contain the combinations
for a 3 digit (000999) daily number. There would be 100 tickets sold
with 10 3digit numbers from each numerical group beginning
from 000's, 100's 200's, 300's,...900's. No duplicates/replacement. What would be the
list of possible combinations of each group of 100 tickets, keeping each
different group/list of combinations in separate blocks of 100 tickets
without duplication. So I could use 1 list of 100 this year and the next list of
combos next year and so forth. Please help!
Example: 000,197,245,367,445,569,618,777,842,964
What would be the possible lists of each 100 tickets?
Thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of 3D figures 
20090429 

From Serena: What is the formula for finding the volume of 3D figures Answered by Robert Dawson. 





A 3 digit number 
20080123 

From Adrian: Consider a 3digit number,abc,where a is not equal to c.Switch it so that it becomes cba.Subtract
the lesser from the greater to obtain rst.Switch this so that it is tsr.Prove that rst+tsr=1089 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Drilling holes in a cube 
20061212 

From Liz: What is the volume of the solid remaining if a unit cube has a hole drilled thru one face to the opposite side and the hole that is drilled is a cylinder of unit diameter. Then the cube is rotated and an identical hole is drilled from an untouched face to the opposite side. Then the cube is rotated and an identical hole is drilled between the last two untouched faces. This will result in the cube vertices and the remaining volume of the cube falling into 8 parts. What is the total volume of these 8 parts. How is this volume calculated? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Write the digits 1 to 9 on index cards, ... 
20061019 

From Kim: Write the digits 1 to 9 on index cards, arrange the cards to form three 3digit numbers (using each card only ONCE). The third number is the sum of the first two numbers ** how many different ways can you do this?? ** Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 3dimensional star 
20060315 

From Rachel: I am trying to figure out the name of a figure that consists of 8 (I think) square pyramids. There is a net drawing of this figure somewhere and I can't find it because I don't know the name. When all 8 pyramids are connected, they form a '3dimensional star'. We did this project when I was 14 years old and I am now a 27 year old teacher and I would love to do this project with my kids.
Answered by chris Fisher. 





A 3dimensional pie shape 
20050917 

From Bill: Your site appeared in my search for the name of a 3dimensional pie shape. 2d would be a sector of a circle. As it it curved, I don't believe it is in a the polyhedra family. Can you help me find the mathematical term for it? Answered by Chris Fisher. 





A line in 3 dimensions 
20011017 

From Murray: I'm working on a complicated proof and i need the equation for a line in 3 dimensions. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Is a sheet of paper 2dimensional? 
20000306 

From Jaclyn Evans: One day, we were discussing 3dimensional items. Is a sheet of paper considered a 3dimensional shape? Or is it 2dimensional as described by 8.5 by 11 size? Also, could you give me an example of a 4dimensional item or scenario? Answered by Harley Weston. 

