Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Reading Quiz

Question: What is the Pigeonhole Principle?

  • The pigeon hole principle is the idea that people get intimidated by an increasing or decreasing number that gets incredibly large or small.

  • The pigeonhole principle is a way of determining numeric outcome based upon variables already in place in an equation.

  • It teaches you how to estimate accurately.

  • Taking a small amount of space to cope with a larger space proportionally.

  • The pigeon hole example is an example of when numbers are randomly picked. Most of these numbers are picked within a reasonable range.

  • The pitch and hold principle relates to numbers in baseball being divided and held.

  • The pigeonhole principle has to do with the relationship of numbers when multiplied by exponents if they come out above or below zero.

  • According to the textbook, the numbers 1 and 2 are special numbers. The number one can be multiplied with any number and reach the sum of that number.

  • The pigeonhole principle is when you get your mail out of a large box that contains everyones mail in it and you have a math apiffony [sic].

  • The pidgeon [sic] hole principle is like looking at a problem from a differente perspective, using imagination to rearrange factors in the problem, in order to come across a solution.

  • The pigeonhole principle is a "theory" or description of how rationals and irrationals fit together to form concrete, countable numbers.