In Real Life

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by Tarang

Update: New blog posts every Mon-Wed-Fri. I will try my best to meet this schedule. Remember to leave comments and share your thoughts and ideas! YouTube’s popular vlogger Natalie (Username: “communitychannel”) asks the question you’ve all been dying to know. When will I use what I learn in real life? You actually do math problems all the time- just not in the format that you see in school. You use math when you buy groceries, fill up gas, or try to save money for a new car. Also, you use algebra and calculus heavily in… Continue Reading

Movies go nerd!

Published Friday, March 18, 2011 by Tarang

As a high school student, you must be tired of studying all the time. You must be waiting for Friday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0 Jokes aside, check out some new movies which will get you thinking: Source Code derives its name from text written in computer programming language. While the movie probably doesn’t explore computer programming language in-depth, hopefully it will be a good influence on your watching experience. The movie allows the viewer to explore ideas of time travel and technology. The Adjustment Bureau explores concepts of fate, free will, religion, and politics. Get your brain reeling… Continue Reading

Brainercise Part 2 Answers

Published Thursday, March 10, 2011 by Tarang

Here are the answers to the brainercises. I hope you got them all right! We’ll start off with the one that was corrected. 4.¬†Correct version:You have 100 balls divided evenly into ten boxes (ten balls in each box). One of the boxes contains balls that are 1.5 grams lighter than the balls in the other boxes. You are given a digital weigh balance. How do you figure out which of the ten boxes contains the balls that are 1.5 grams less by using the balance¬†only once– you can only take one digital reading. (Note: The… Continue Reading

Brainercises Part 2

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by Tarang

It seems that I can never word this one brain teaser correctly but here it is in all its glory finally. It is number 4 from last time: 4. Correct version:You have 100 balls divided evenly into ten boxes (ten balls in each box). One of the boxes contains balls that are 1.5 grams lighter than the balls in the other boxes. You are given a digital weigh balance. How do you figure out which of the ten boxes contains the balls that are 1.5 grams less by using the balance only once– you can… Continue Reading

Brainercise

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by Tarang

Get your math brains going on these logic problems. Have fun! Leave your answers to the questions as comments: 1. You have a 3 gallon jug and a 5 gallon jug. You need to measure out exactly 4 gallons of water. How do you do it? 2. You have 4 stones of exact color, size, etc. except one of the stones is either heavier or lighter than the other 3. You are given a balance. How do you figure out which stone doesn’t belong in just two measurements of the balance? 3. A rich merchant… Continue Reading