OK. I hope this wasn't a math homework problem or something because I can't really describe the process I used other than creative trial and error, but if you cut 28 squares from 2 larger sheets of steel 6" x 36" in size, you will only have 12 in.2 of waste at the end of all the cutting...

Trigonometry is the study of measurements (and, in general, math) regarding everything about triangles. Tri-, "three"; -gon-, "sided"; -metry, "measurements". A "trigon" would be a three-sided figure (i.e. - a triangle), and trigonometry would be about the...

For polynomials like this - which are easily factored - you will find that factoring the polynomial and taking all real zeros will be the easiest method. However, for polynomials which are not easily factored, there is another method - a method that you should probably use for all problems of this...

Let's take this problem for an example. (I'll state the whole problem first, then go about showing how to solve it. It's long, but it covers about every special case I can think of. I use this sort of problem in my college classes to have an example for all the different nuances of quadratic function...