A simple method of defining the coefficients in the equations of chemical reactions with the help of a system of linear algebraic equations.
This article explains how credit card numbers are defined and the check digit serves to verify their accuracy.
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Gill is 18 this year. She and I went to a restaurant for lunch to celebrate her birthday. The bill for lunch for the two of us came to £25.50. Gill paid the bill by credit card and I left a £2.50 tip in cash. We agreed to split the total cost equally. How much did I owe Gill?
If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.
This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.