**Classifying Triangles by the three angles -or- by the three side lengths**

**Finding the area of a triangle using Heron's Formula**

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Math for Liberal Arts

## Wednesday, September 20, 2017

## Wednesday, September 13, 2017

## Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Fractional part of a day

A year is defined by how long it takes a planet to make a single orbit around the sun.**An Earth year is 365.2422 days.** To make up for the decimal part we have a leap year every four years and skip the leap year if the number of the year is divisible by 100. This means we had leap years in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, but we did not have one in 2000. What this lesson is about is to take the decimal part of this time and turn it onto hours, minutes and seconds.

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**Step 1. Multiply the decimal part by 24 to get the number of hours. **

In this case, .2422 x 24 = 5.8128, which means 5.8128 hours.

**Step 2. If there is still a decimal part, multiply it by 60 to get the number of minutes.** We know know a year is 365 days, 5 hours and some number of minutes. That number is 60 x .8128 = 48.768

**Step 3. If there is still a decimal part, multiply it by 60 to get the number of seconds.**

We know know a year is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and some number of seconds. That number is 60 x .768 = 46.08. In these problems, it is okay to round to the nearest tenth of a second, so the final answer is**365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46.1 seconds.**

Let's do another example. A year on Venus is 224.65 Earth days.

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**Step 1.** .65 x 60 = 15.6, so the year on Venus is 224 days, 15.6 hours.

**Step 2. **60 x .6 = 36, so that makes the year on Venus **224 days, 15 hours and 36 minutes.** There is no more decimal part, so we don't have to add any seconds to our answer.

Here are two more practice problems. The answers are in the comments.

1. It takes Mercury 87.969 Earth days to travel around the sun. Write this number in days, hours, minutes and seconds.

2. It takes Mars 686.98 Earth days to travel around the sun. Write this number in days, hours, minutes and seconds.

## Thursday, August 31, 2017

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## Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Notes for Homework 8, duy Wed. July 19

A quick reminder: this homework will not be accepted late because the answer sheet will be given out at the end of class to help study for Thursday's midterm.

**Notes on scientific notation**

**Notes on Set Theory**

**Notes on Venn Diagrams**

**Notes on contingency tables and probabilities**
## Thursday, July 13, 2017

## Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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## Thursday, March 16, 2017

## Wednesday, March 8, 2017

## Saturday, March 4, 2017

## Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Notes for Homework 4, due Wed. Feb. 22

Because of the Monday holiday, homework is due on Wednesday. There will be no quiz this week.

**Notes on the Richter scale and bels and decibels, abbreviated B and dB.**

**Notes on square roots and the Pythagorean Theorem.**

## Friday, February 10, 2017

## Thursday, February 2, 2017

## Wednesday, January 25, 2017

## Monday, January 23, 2017

## Sunday, November 27, 2016

## Friday, November 18, 2016

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Notes for homework of Tuesday Thursday class due Nov. 22

**Notes on frequency tables and the five number summary**

**Notes on frequency tables, ***n* (length of list) and sum(x)

**Notes on the shared birthday problem**

**Notes on binomial distributions (on our homework, making free throws) **

**Notes on using the normal distribution system (***z*-scores and look-up tables) to find the percentage between two *z*-score values **(on our homework, males listed at a certain height, on the website, females listed at a certain height. Only the ***mu* and *sigma* are different.)
## Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Notes for Homework 10

I made a mistake labeling this homework assignment, calling it Homework 11. It is actually Homework 10 for the Tuesday-Thursday class.

These notes are from my statistics blog. The links contain a lot of information that we won't get to in Math for Liberal Arts. You should be able to search in your web browser for words like "mean", "median" and "mode", etc.

**Notes on mean, median and mode**

**Notes on the five summary and outliers**

**Notes on raw scores to ***z*-scores to proportions, also percentiles to *z*-scores to raw scores
## Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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Online notes for Math 15, Math for Liberal Arts taught in the Fall 2016 semester at Laney College by Prof. Hubbard.

A year is defined by how long it takes a planet to make a single orbit around the sun.

In this case, .2422 x 24 = 5.8128, which means 5.8128 hours.

We know know a year is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and some number of seconds. That number is 60 x .768 = 46.08. In these problems, it is okay to round to the nearest tenth of a second, so the final answer is

Let's do another example. A year on Venus is 224.65 Earth days.

Here are two more practice problems. The answers are in the comments.

1. It takes Mercury 87.969 Earth days to travel around the sun. Write this number in days, hours, minutes and seconds.

2. It takes Mars 686.98 Earth days to travel around the sun. Write this number in days, hours, minutes and seconds.

A quick reminder: this homework will not be accepted late because the answer sheet will be given out at the end of class to help study for Thursday's midterm.

Because of the Monday holiday, homework is due on Wednesday. There will be no quiz this week.

I made a mistake labeling this homework assignment, calling it Homework 11. It is actually Homework 10 for the Tuesday-Thursday class.

These notes are from my statistics blog. The links contain a lot of information that we won't get to in Math for Liberal Arts. You should be able to search in your web browser for words like "mean", "median" and "mode", etc.

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