## Stony Brook University

MAT 118 Spring 2013

### Assignment 12 due in Recitation, week of May 6

*Corrected 5/5/13*

A. Explain in your own words why, if you pick a point on
the number line at random between 0 and 1, it is very unlikely
that the corresponding number will be rational. (Think of the
decimal expansion of the point you pick).

B. Mindscape 2 p. 156 (Give a *mathematical* description;
i.e. not "one, two, three, four, five.")

Mindscapes 3, 4, p.157

Mindscapes 12, 13 p.157 (Cultural note: Google "Galileo's Paradox")

Mindscapes 26, 27 p.159

C. Mindscapes 12, 13, 14 p.170

D. Mindscape 23 p.171 (will be graded S/U).

Remember: Collaboration is fine, but
what you hand in *should be your own work.* Handing in
something you copied is plagiarism and will cost you if it is
detected. Write down what you tried and how it worked.