hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,

Math is everywhere

So, reading /., there was an article about the mathematics of Futurama. The linked site has this nice little handout that occupied me for the last 15 minutes or so. Being a math geek, I found it interesting, and a nice little diversion. Question 3 stumped me for a bit (for the reason alluded to in Question 4), but once I got past the mental block, I did okay. I wonder what class that handout could be used for . . . one could make a lose connection to Fermat's last theorem for a higher level class, or it could just be an interesting diversion for a high school math class or an intro to programming class, since brute forcing the solution is rather trivial once you get past the mental block.

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