If you search images of the real number system on the internet, you will be surprised that there are a lot of incorrect real number system diagrams. One of the common incorrect diagrams is shown in the first figure below. If we interpret the diagram, all the numbers inside the the oval are real numbers. […]

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# Monthly Archives: August 2013

## Fractions with Terminating and Non-Terminating Decimal Representations

Another representation of rational numbers aside from fractions is the decimal form. Every fraction has a decimal representation: , , and . Notice that some of the fractions above are terminating, while the others are repeating decimals. The fractions and have only one decimal place, while and have infinitely many (Can you see why?). Now, […]

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## Who is the greatest mathematician?

For you who is the greatest mathematician? This was a question asked to me by a kin, a freshman who is currently studying a mathematics related course. This question is probably asked by many others who are just starting studying mathematics or those who are just simply curious. Asking who the greatest mathematician is like […]

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