Mathematics Articles

How to Sleep 8 Hours in 4 Hours

Sleep plays an essential role in both physical and mental health. While most adults know that, most don’t get enough sleep to meet minimum recommendations. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one-third of all Americans don’t get enough sleep every night. If you’re not getting enough sleep, then you may wonder what you […] Read More…

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How Long Will My Download Take?

Downloading content onto a phone, tablet, or laptop can be easy or frustrating depending upon several factors, many of which are out of the user’s control. Anybody who has had the experience of logging into a device to be met with a message about necessary updates and how long they’ll take knows that the wait […] Read More…

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How Many Grams of Sugar in a Cup?

In some types of cooking, measurements are as much a matter of taste as they are anything else. The chances are good that if you decide to add a little extra black pepper or oregano to a soup or sauce, it’s not going to ruin your dish. That’s not the case with baking, which is […] Read More…

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What are the Advantages of the Metric System vs the Imperial System?

We measure things in a variety of ways. Early civilizations developed systems of weights and measurements based on what was available to them. Over time, standardization of measurements has become important as the global economy has evolved. The most classic example is the metric system. There are only three countries in the world that don’t […] Read More…

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How Random Numbers Are the Driving Force Behind Video Games, Jury Selection, and More

​​GigaCalculator investigated where and how random numbers are used to power processes in everyday life, using a variety of news stories, scientific reports, and other sources. Read More…

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The Fascinating History of the Modern Calculator

Though we may not think about it, math and calculations permeate our everyday lives. We calculate tips at restaurants, determine how much money a grocery store coupon will save us, and compute how much our online purchases will cost including tax and shipping. Some do these calculations in their head or by hand, but many […] Read More…

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What is the Difference Between Uppercase and Lowercase Roman Numerals?

Roman numerals have been used for thousands of years, and while they are not used as the primary way to represent numerals today, they are still ever-present in our daily lives. From the Super Bowl and Olympics, to fancy clocks and page numbers, knowing what Roman numerals represent—and, how to use them—is a good skill […] Read More…

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What Weighs Five Pounds?

Humans have been weighing objects for centuries. The earliest scales that have been found have dated back to 2000 BC. What humans were weighing centuries ago is not much different than what we weigh today: crops, animals, and golds and other metals are still commonly weighed. But, whether you have a scale or not, knowing […] Read More…

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How to Use a Discount Calculator to Get More Customers

If you’re a business owner, then chances are you’re constantly thinking about ways to attract new customers and make more sales. Even if your business is thriving at the moment, you may be trying to move stock or make up for an earlier period in the year that was slow. Discounting your goods or services […] Read More…

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What is the Average Speed of Different Modes of Transportation?

We live in a time with an incredible number of options when it comes to transportation. Traveling today isn’t just about where you want to go but how you feel like getting there. Most likely, part of your decision making is going to involve looking at how fast each of these different modes of transportation […] Read More…

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