Facebook Tops 500 Million Users; Life by the Numbers?

Author: Ron Lancaster
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Students analyze items from the media to answer mathematical questions related to the article. This month's clips deal with the growth of Facebook and a geometric algebra problem that appeared in an obituary for George Lenchner, founder of the Math Olympiads. The mathematics involved in these clips includes scientific notation, proportional reasoning, exponents, exponential growth, and quadratic equations.

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Ron Lancaster, ron2718@nas.net, teaches mathematics at the University of Toronto, Ontario.

(Corresponding author is Lancaster ron2718@nas.net)
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