Daniel R Hicks
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 Apr 4 comment How can a piece of A4 paper be folded in exactly three equal parts? Fold it into quarters and then tear away 1/4. Jan 12 revised Sum of averages vs average of sums added 80 characters in body Jan 11 answered Pedagogy: How to cure students of the “law of universal linearity”? Sep 10 awarded Famous Question Nov 27 comment Dividing a range into major and minor divisions I tried the scheme on for size and it works pretty well, thanks. It hadn't occurred to me that the number of variations was small enough to practically enumerate, and with this scheme certain "unpleasing" combos can be eliminated if desired, just by altering the table. Nov 27 accepted Dividing a range into major and minor divisions Nov 27 comment Dividing a range into major and minor divisions I'll have to think about this one. I like the idea that, since everything is precomputed, it's inherently stable and testable. Nov 27 asked Dividing a range into major and minor divisions Nov 2 awarded Notable Question Aug 27 comment Why are “irrational numbers” not named “nonrational numbers”? Because to do so would be irrational. Aug 22 answered What does “calculus” mean in the most general sense? Aug 22 comment What does “calculus” mean in the most general sense? Ask a dentist and he'll tell you it's the gunky buildup on your teeth. Aug 22 comment Is there name for arithmetic mean divided by RMS average? CV appears to relate mean to standard deviation, and I'm taking the ratio of mean and RMS average, which is not quite the same thing. Aug 22 revised Is there name for arithmetic mean divided by RMS average? added 99 characters in body Aug 22 comment Is there a reasoning behind the depiction of the numbers as they are $\{1$, $2$, $3$, $4$, $5$, $6$, $7$, $8$, $9\}$? I was always given to understand that the Babylonians had something to do with it. But I see Wikipedia lays most of the "blame" on the Hindu-Arabic numeral system. (According to that article using zero came fairly late in the evolution of the system.) Aug 22 asked Is there name for arithmetic mean divided by RMS average? Aug 18 revised Need algorithm to take “max” of scores, but with “quality” weighting Added code comments Aug 18 revised Need algorithm to take “max” of scores, but with “quality” weighting added 352 characters in body Aug 18 revised Need algorithm to take “max” of scores, but with “quality” weighting added 1712 characters in body Aug 17 revised Need algorithm to take “max” of scores, but with “quality” weighting added 308 characters in body