• Algebra Ruler Calculator Math
    Education

    How can we calculate sig fig values during math class?

    A scientist can only attain a certain degree of accuracy when measuring anything, restricted either by the instruments used or by their physical nature. The clearest instance is range measurement. Consider how the range of an item passed by tape (in metric units) is being measured. The tape measurement is probably divided into the lowest millimeters. Therefore, you can’t measure more than a millimeter in accuracy. Therefore, if the object moves 57,215,493 mm, we are sure that it moved 57 mm (or, depending on the preference for that situation, 57.7 cm or 0,057 m). This rounding amount is usually OK in such kinds of examples. It would truly be a…

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    Criminal Law

    Crime and Punishment: 4 Laws You May Have Broken Without Even Realising It

    Have you ever broken the law? “Of course not,” you reply, despite knowing the number of laws you probably have broken. From speeding occasionally to pinching the odd chocolate bar from the store as a child, it’s a wonder there aren’t ‘Wanted’ signs up around town with a ransom for your arrest. We are joking, of course, but many of us have knowingly committed a crime at some point in our lives. However, chances are, there may be crimes that you are committing unwittingly. Check out the following examples. 1. Crossing the road Crime: Most of us cross one road or another every single day. Why should that be illegal?…

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    Fiction

    Jurassic Park: Sadly Realistic

    I know, I know—dinosaur fights, Unix systems, rapid breeding, clones that work better, not worse, than designed—it seems far-fetched to call this movie realistic. But the last time I had watched Jurassic Park was before I graduated high school. When I saw previews for the new sequel, I decided it was time to revisit this masterpiece, and realized it was a very different movie than I remembered. Now, with college behind me and the cold, hard reality of the working world ahead, I realized that what I thought was a childhood dream realized on film was actually a sad, yet realistic preview of life after college. The Plot Hinges on…

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    Unusual

    When Professional Jocks Were Geeks

    We’re all well aware of the struggle between brains and brawn, but some people were blessed with both. A surprising number of athletes have incredible academic pasts, and some were even hoping to follow a much geekier career path. Here are some of the smartest jocks in all of professional sports. Ryan Fitzpatrick Annihilated the SAT Image via Flickr by Kate. Who would have thought that a jocky football player could pass the SAT? Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick did more than just pass it, he scored a near-perfect 1580. With his tremendous grade, Fitzpatrick studied economics at Harvard and would have liked to net a job on Wall Street if it…