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Calvin E. Piston

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Registered: 12/6/04
re Easter
Posted: Feb 22, 1995 10:05 AM
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While I certainly agree that giving a formula is not a topic for this
list, I do think that a problem such as that of determining the date
for Easter could be useful.

In the upper elementary or middle school grades, it provides a "real-
world" application of modular arithmetic.

For secondary students, it could serve as a basis fro a nice
historical AND mathematical research project: Why does the formula
work? (The answer to this is not beyond a good algebra -level
student).

I apologize for not including this note with my first post.



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