A University of Rochester study shows that baboons are able to understand numbers. Experimenters showed the monkeys peanut-filled cups and the monkeys then chose which cup contained more peanuts. Read more about the experiment and its conclusions...
Goldbach’s conjecture states that “Every even integer greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes.” A prime number is a number that is only divisible by itself and 1.
The problem is that no counter-example or proof has been given for Goldbach’s Conjecture.
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The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.