Media Clips: Mosquitoes // Pythagorean Baseball
John Donovan // Gregory D. Foley and Thomas R. Butts; Edited by Louis Lim, Lionel Garrison, and Chris Bolognese
May 2014, Volume 107, Issue 9, Page 648
Students analyze items from the media to answer mathematical questions related to the article. This month’s clips examine why raindrops do not crush mosquitoes and feature an application of the Pythagorean theorem to baseball. The mathematics involved includes dimensional analysis, ratio and proportion, and the Pythagorean theorem.
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