Search by Topic

Resources tagged with Approximate solution by numerical methods. similar to Log Attack:

Filter by: Content type:
Age range:
Challenge level:

There are 6 results

Broad Topics > Calculations and Numerical Methods > Approximate solution by numerical methods.

problem icon

Equation Attack

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

The equation a^x + b^x = 1 can be solved algebraically in special cases but in general it can only be solved by numerical methods.

problem icon

The Fastest Cyclist

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Andy is desperate to reach John o'Groats first. Can you devise a winning race plan?

problem icon

Root Hunter

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.

problem icon

Archimedes Numerical Roots

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How did Archimedes calculate the lengths of the sides of the polygons which needed him to be able to calculate square roots?

problem icon

Ladder and Cube

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A 1 metre cube has one face on the ground and one face against a wall. A 4 metre ladder leans against the wall and just touches the cube. How high is the top of the ladder above the ground?

problem icon

Farey Approximation

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

Use Farey sequences to obtain rational approximations to irrational numbers.