Wednesday, July 08, 2015

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15-year-old Catches Math Error At The Museum Of Science In Boston

Way to go, Joseph Rosenfeld!

Two quantities a and b are said to be in the golden ratio φ if...



The calculation can be found HERE

Makes me wish I could take a look at the exhibit at the Museum of Science just to see the mistakes.

14 Comments:

At July 08, 2015 6:12 PM, Blogger Sandee said...

Make you wonder how many folks never even work the problem to see if it was right.

Way to go young man.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

 
At July 08, 2015 6:46 PM, Blogger cube said...

Absolutely. I wanted to see the exhibit just to see if I could've spotted it, but of
course, at my age it wouldn't have been an amazing feat. This boy is fifteen. This is one sharp kid.

 
At July 08, 2015 6:57 PM, Anonymous jan said...

Most impressive. Maybe it will inspire people to fact check the world around them more carefully.

 
At July 08, 2015 7:13 PM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: That is a great point. More people need to SEE and not just look. A cautionary tale for us all.

 
At July 08, 2015 8:37 PM, Blogger messymimi said...

Kids like that have always amazed me.

 
At July 09, 2015 9:22 AM, Blogger sue hanes said...

Cube - Good for him. I certainly didn't catch the mistake. It all looks like a mistake to me!

 
At July 09, 2015 9:49 AM, Blogger Paul Pietrangelo said...

It's amazing that there are young people today using their brains for good. Well done young man. I hope that the museum gave him something for his help?

Have a wonderful Thursday Cube. See ya.

Cruisin Paul

 
At July 09, 2015 10:45 AM, Blogger Blogoratti said...

That's great for him indeed, good stuff.

 
At July 09, 2015 11:38 AM, Blogger cube said...

Messymimi: Me too. I was amazed when I got an A in my math class ;)

 
At July 09, 2015 11:47 AM, Blogger cube said...

Sue Hanes: The calculations that I linked to were correct. I'd love to see the museum exhibit so I could see where the mistakes were made.

 
At July 09, 2015 11:49 AM, Blogger cube said...

Paul Pietrangelo: This renews my faith in our youth. We should clone this kid. If I ran the museum, some would be fined and some would be rewarded.

 
At July 09, 2015 11:50 AM, Blogger cube said...

Blogoratti: It is good stuff. I wish the good stuff got more press.

 
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