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Tag Archives: math in the news
July 1, 2013
Humans aren’t the only Species using Math
Human’s aren’t the only species using math in their everyday lives. Studies have found examples of animals and plants that utilize math in a variety of ways. Continue reading
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May 7, 2012
Math in the News: Assessed Value
If you plan on owning a home in the future, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the term assessed value. The assessed value of your home will determine how much you pay in property taxes. This week’s Math … Continue reading
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Tagged assesed value, math in the news, property taxes, tax rate, taxes
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April 30, 2012
Math in the News: Unit Prices
Unit prices are a great way to compare costs when grocery shopping. Some stores list the unit price on the label, but for those stores that don’t, the unit price can be found by completing a simple calculation. To learn … Continue reading
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Tagged comparing prices, grocery shopping, math, math in the news, unit price
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April 23, 2012
Math in the News: Linear Patterns
If you’ve been keeping up on our Math in the News posts then you know that math truly is all around you, but one place you may not have expected to see math is in a dance performance. Believe it … Continue reading
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Tagged dance, linear pattern, math, math in dancing, math in the news, southern methodist university
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April 16, 2012
Math in the News: Mathematics and Your Career
Students often make the mistake of assuming that only certain careers require employees to use math on the job. While it is true that students who choose to pursue a major such as engineering or physics will require a more … Continue reading
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Tagged career choices, cook, engineer, math, math in the news, math in your career, mechanic, news
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April 9, 2012
Math in the News: Exponential Growth
Exponential growth refers to when a quantity increases by the same percent from one time period to the next. In certain instances, exponential growth can be very negative, such as in the case of bacteria growth. However, in the business … Continue reading
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Tagged exponential growth, math, math in the news, video on demand
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April 2, 2012
Math in the News: Excise Taxes
Have you ever wondered why gasoline costs vary from state to state? While there are multiple reasons as to why Pennsylvania residents have to pay more than South Carolina residents, but less than California residents for their gasoline, the main … Continue reading
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Tagged abcnews, excise taxes, gasoline, math, math in the news, news
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March 27, 2012
Math in the News: Markups
Every time you purchase a new product you are encountering what is known as a markup. Markups are a necessary evil because without them stores would not be able to exist and neither would manufacturers. While markups may be necessary … Continue reading
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Tagged markups, math, math in the news, news, pharmacy, pharmacy markups
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March 19, 2012
Math in the News: Budgeting Your Money
After reading the article, “U.S. Budget Deficit Revised Upward to $1.2 Trillion for 2012,” , I decided to focus this week’s Math in the News on budgeting your money. Budgeting is a fairly simple and painless task and can save you … Continue reading
March 12, 2012
Math in the News: Probability
Probability is quite useful in predicting future events and is utilized by insurance companies, market research firms, investors, gamblers, criminal investigators and many other industries. An article from Forbes.com, “Stupid Sports Cliches and Why Syraucse Will (Probably) Beat UCONN,” discusses … Continue reading
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