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Time as Distance


November 9, 2020

Time as Distance

Time as distance. We live in three dimensions spatially. Add time, and now we have four. But is time really that different than space?

Let's Complicate Things


April 18, 2018

Let's Complicate Things

An old “ridiculous” math problem about how long it takes an orchestra to play Beethoven’s 9th that went somewhat viral on Twitter and elsewhere a year or so ago made me think about less-obvious problems in math word problems.

Number Nerd Holidays


February 15, 2018

Number Nerd Holidays

I’ve been pretty successful selling t-shirts on Amazon these past few months. I normally only sell one, maybe two shirts per order, but one particular order caught my eye. I sold eight of these Euler’s constant t-shirts on January 15th. Cool, easy money. When February 7th rolled around, Wikipedia shared on their Facebook page that it was Euler’s Constant Day.

Living off the Interest


November 29, 2017

Living off the Interest

A common topic of conversation is what people would do if they won the lottery. People often dream of winning it big any buying big houses, nice cars, and quitting their jobs. My brothers and I weren’t immune to this topic, however, we often would have another answer as to what to do with lottery winnings: put it in the bank and live off the interest.

Correlation: Does Order Matter?


November 27, 2017

Correlation: Does Order Matter?

One of the more interesting and important parts of studying two different sets of data is to see if they are correlated. It might make one wonder if the order of the data matters. In this blog post, I show with three different methods - by an empirical example, by looking at the correlation function, and visually - why the order doesn’t matter so long as each data point is matched to the same datapoint each time.

Increasing the Wage


September 29, 2015

Just a table on what the effect of increasing a wage would be. It is assuming that it takes one hour to make one loaf of bread.

Probability


September 21, 2015

Say we have a hungry caterpillar that wants to eat a leaf off of a tree. There are ten trees it can choose from. So, as far as we know, the probability of it choosing a specific tree is