Maximizing the Product: An Explanation

In my last two posts, I asked what the maximum product of integers adding up to 2017 was and then showed that the answer was $2^2\cdot 3^{671}$. It was not clear at the beginning that the largest possible product would… Continue Reading

Puffy Triangles

A few months ago, I was working on a lesson on sectors of circles. A sector of a circle is a piece of it cut off by slicing along two radiuses from the center. There is a formula for the… Continue Reading

A Question on Ellipses, Part 3

In the last two posts, we’ve looked at the question What is the set of points of intersection of a normal line of an ellipse with its major axis, barring the normal lines at the endpoints of the major axis?… Continue Reading