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## How to scale corner radius based on a logarithmic scale

Is there a method that exists for defining corner radius on a drawn box in Illustrator which scales proportionality based on a logarithmic scale that is directly related to the size of the box. [more inside]

## Help me prove to myself that I am capable of passing a basic Calculus course!

Where can I take (or simulate taking) a basic calculus course for free or cheap. I don't care about credits or anything, I just need to defeat calculus. This time, it's personal. [more inside]

## #2 pencil - 20 years = x qty remedial math classes

Bonehead Math Filter: What sort of math is on the NJ College Basic Skills Placement Test [more inside]

## I feel like I dont know you anymore, math.

How do I make the transition, in my brain, to studying graduate/advanced mathematics? [more inside]

## Me need mor math and chemistry

Does anyone know of any one-year science-ish programs for those who have a bachelors, but who want to bulk up on science and/or math. [more inside]

## Inequalities and direction-flipping

Why is it that when I solve the inequality 0 ≤ arccos(x) <> cos(π/4)? Why do the operators switch direction? [more inside]

## mathematics chess book?

is there a book on the mathematics of chess? [more inside]

## Does the study of math sharpen critical thinking skills?

If a man’s wit be wandering, let him post a question about mathematics and reasoning to MetaFilter. [more inside]

## Details of the German Tank Counting Method.

Details of the German tank counting method (as seen on reddit)? [more inside]

## Difficult as ABC

ABC x D = BADC. What single numbers (1-9) do the letters represent?
Is there any way to arrive at the answer (a) by logical deduction all the way rather than with some trial-and-error and (b) so that a 10-year-old can follow the logic?
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## looking for a sign

Is there a symbol for the phrase "and/or"? [more inside]

## It felt like I cheated...

## We Don't Need No Stinking Derivatives

Obscure Mathfilter: In the arcane past of mathematics, there is something known as a "Newton Polygon", which theoretically can be used to help sketch functions of two variables, say, x^3 + y^3 =3xy, for instance. But -- [more inside]

## Question about Number Theory Text

Question about Hardy's "An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers". [more inside]

## Fizzix

I want to start teaching myself physics, but how? [more inside]

## Favorite Integral Tables?

What's your favorite math reference book, specifically for integrals? [more inside]

## I need to learn basic to fairly advanced Math and English and I'm somewhat of a rookie who is taking action. Help!!

I'm looking to rebuild my mathematics skills from the ground up so that I have proper habits. I'm looking to start from the basics and go straight up to calculus. Math was a subject in which I didn't pay as much attention to as I wish that I had and am looking to find the best sources of information on the subject.
I also would love software that would drill me kind of like speed reading software but for math. [more inside]

## What are some fun math problems with integer answers from 0-18?

What are some (easy to moderate difficulty) math problems with integer answers ranging from 0-18? I'm making mathematical seating cards where guests will solve a problem to find their table number. [more inside]

## Solve this math puzzle. Then explain it to me.

Math puzzle filter. How do you go about solving this puzzle?
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## math-challenged needs formula to constrain images for php + gd image manipulation

I need a formula or actual php code to generate a new height and width that will constrain the image between a maximum height and a maximum width while retaining the correct proportions of the original image. [more inside]

## Bubbles

Maximal volume of an ellipsoid... [more inside]

## Formulas for Food

Looking for math formulas involving food. [more inside]

## 6.08 seconds = $165.50

Does anyone have any data for human error while operating a timing device? Litigeous details and much [more inside]

## Lotto Odds!!

Statistics/Lottery question; Please settle this argument between a friend and I about the Florida state lotto. [more inside]

## Books on survey design and analysis?

I'm looking for books on survey design and statistical analysis. [more inside]

## math-and-logic-filter: only two more floors - I'm almost there! or am I?

math-and-logic-filter: only two more floors - I'm almost there! or am I? [more inside]

## Memorizing Math Formulas

Any tips or tricks to memorizing financial math formulas [more inside]

## Seeking reading material before jumping into a master's in applied math...

Starting this fall, I plan on taking some preparatory undergrad coursework with the intention of eventually applying to a master's program in applied mathematics. I am seeking suggestions for reading material concerning the field of mathematics in general, both as a refresher and as insight into current focus areas and work being done. As a working engineer, my situation and background might be a bit different from most considering this route... [more inside]

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## Help me make the graph my boss imagined!

Graphing question: My boss has an idea of how our data should be presented. Please help me figure out how to make it happen! [more inside]

## Math Problem

Arby's is better at math than me... [more inside]

## math

Ask Mathfilter: I want some good math sites to read. A math-cetric Metafilter or Cosma's notebooks. [more inside]

## Join some of the dots, throw the rest away

Map geeks: can I generate a polygon shapefile from the outline of a large collection of points? There's more detail, of course. [more inside]

## Statistics: tell me about r-square for nonlinear models

StatisticsFilter: Can someone explain - with examples - why R^2 (r-square) values are not appropriate for use with non-linear regression models. [more inside]

## Dyscalculia Schools

## How to write a mathematics paper

I need to write a document with a lot of algebraic formulas. What word processor / page layout program would make this quickest and

**easiest**? [more inside]## Mystery Equation

Mystery Equation:

**x**A friend of mine has a bet regarding whether anyone can figure out what it represents. It's supposed to be mildly romantic. Ideas?^{2}+y^{2}=(1-z)z^{4}## Sock quality modelling and optimisation?

Let's say I buy

*s*socks. Now, these socks feel the very best (have a quality factor of 100) after*f*wearings, and must be discarded (have a quality factor of zero) after*f*× 100 wearings. I want to add these socks to a pool from which I draw two daily, and want to maximise the probability of selecting socks with the highest quality over the life of the pool... [more inside]## Donald in Mathmagic Land

I want to find an online version of "Donald in Mathmagic Land." [more inside]

## Two spheres colliding

Help me with the math of two spheres colliding [more inside]

## Why do I hate 8?

Why is it hard for me to perform simple mental calculations with certain numbers? [more inside]

## To doublemajor or not to doublemajor?

I'm a math major, but dont know exactly what I want to do. Should I also major in Physics? Economics? [more inside]

## Equation solving help for the intellectually challenged

(x + y)-(x*y)=79. What are x and y? [more inside]

## Help me get up to speed with Matlab.

What are the best online and offline learning materials for Matlab? [more inside]

## How to administer a read-aloud math test

Suggestions/resources for administering a math test out loud? [more inside]

## Equal and Opposite Reaction?

Physics: Difference between two people pulling on each end of a rope, and one person pulling on a rope tied to a tree. [more inside]

## Math help for the right brained

I have a math question involving combinations and sets. [more inside]

## To leading order?

In the context of information theory, what does "to leading order" mean? [more inside]

## Algorithm to display a schedule calendar with specific constraints

I've charged with adding a feature to a shift scheduler / coverage requestor that displays shift information for a given week. I've been able to display them so as to satisfy the constraints I've been given, but it's got me wondering wondering if there's a more rigorous/mathematical approach to the general problem of organizing the display of any such calendar information. [more inside]

## Puppets no can read good?

I need help writing a puppet show to teach the importance of literacy to kids k-5. [more inside]