Issue 13: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
Welcome to the dog days of summer! According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the dog days run from July 3 to August 11th, marking the ascension in the Northern Hemisphere of Sirius, the canine constellation. But many never knew or have forgotten the origin of the phrase and just think it describes the hottest and muggiest days of the year.
So in honor of Sirius, this week’s issue offers two Math questions with a summer theme. As ever, neither question would be considered easy. However, for the first time in this column, one question requires a specific geometry formula, albeit a fairly basic one. (Spoiler alert: area of a rectangle is length times width.)