Monday, July 16, 2007

Janet's Numb3rs Activity 1

We watched a show called Numb3rs. It is about a FBI that is looking for a rapist. His brother, whose name is Charlie, helped him find the rapist. He found the rapist using trigonometry, computers, and geometry. Charlie tried to find where the rapist worked and lived. He also found out that the rapist would go to different targets. The victims were placed in different places in the triangle and the rapist was in the point of origin. The point of origin is the same place as the circumcenter. Charlie constructed a map of where the rapist could live. He found a spot that the rapist can be. At the end, Charlie's calculations were right about where the rapist lived.

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