ERIC Number: EJ1014580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
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Swain, Gordon A.
College Mathematics Journal, v44 n3 p185-189 May 2013
We show that inside every triangle the locus of points satisfying a natural proportionality relationship is a parabola and go on to describe how this triangle-parabola relationship was used by Archimedes to find the area between a line and a parabola.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Algebra, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts
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Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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