Home Run Numbers
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|Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)|
|The integers 61 and 62 have been very much in the news this summer. On the major-league baseball front, Mark McGwire hit his 62nd home run on Sept. 8, and Sammy Sosa matched that total on Sept. 13, surpassing the record of 61 home runs in a season held by Roger Maris. The numbers 61 and 62 also happen to share a curious numerical property, says Mike Keith, a software engineer, inventor, and consultant in Salem, Oregon...|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Number Sense/About Numbers, Sequences and Sets|
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