id: 02363323
dt: j
an: 2005d.01766
au: Chua Boon-Liang; Wu Yingkang
ti: The power of Excel: One problem and three perspectives.
so: Micromath 20, No. 3, 30-34 (2004).
py: 2004
pu: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
la: EN
cc: I44 R24
ut: extreme value problems; spreadsheets; solution methods
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ab: This article demonstrates how EXCEL can be used to approach a mathematics
problem from different perspectives. The article begins with a
discussion of the mathematics problem along with its typical solution,
and follows with an illustration of the approaches that can be adopted
to solve the problem. The mathematics problem, called Fencing a Sheep
Pen, involves finding the maximum area and the dimensions of a
rectangular enclosure given a fixed perimeter(orig.).
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