Nine

Sometimes mathematics can be counterintuitive. Take, for example, the following equation: 0.9999... = 1 The ellipsis following the nines┬ámeans that the┬ánines continue to infinity. On the surface, this equation seems wrong. I mean, think about it. You can tell that 0.9 is close to 1, and that 0.99 is even closer, but doesn't it seem … Continue reading Nine

Six

There are six sides to a snowflake. Snowflakes are complicated. Snowflakes have intricate designs that can be seen with microscopes. That much we know. But then there is the assertion: no two snowflakes are exactly alike. And how do we know that? Everyone seems to know it. It's just common knowledge. It gets used as … Continue reading Six