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ERIC Number: EJ867338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0819-4564
The Zero-at-the-End Problem
Chang, Mu-Ling
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v23 n2 p15-17 2009
A problem given in the Australian Mathematics Competition for the Westpac Awards was stated as follows: With how many zeros does 2008! end? In this article, the author solves this problem, and provides further discussion on the related problems. These problems form a good model that helps students develop a logical thinking process toward problem solving when they encounter a mathematical problem that they have never seen before. Moreover, the best part is that students can understand these problems and their solution methods without any advanced mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia