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I can answer any question in general math, arithetic, discret math, algebra, box problems, geometry, filling a tank with water, trigonometry, pre-calculus, linear algebra, complex mathematics, probability, statistics, and most of anything else that relates to math. I can also say that I broke 5 minutes for a mile, which is over 12 mph, but is that relevant?

Experience in the area

Experience in the area; I have tutored people in the above areas of mathematics for over two years in I have tutored people here and there in mathematics since before I received a BS degree back in 1984. In just two more years, I received an MS degree as well, but more on that later. I tutored at OSU in the math center for all six years I was there. Most students offering assistance were juniors, seniors, or graduate students. I was allowed to tutor as a freshman. I tutored at Mathnasium for well over a year. I worked at The Boeing Company for over 5 years. I received an MS degreee in Mathematics from Oregon State Univeristy. The classes I took were over 100 hours of upper division credits in mathematical courses such as calculus, statistics, probabilty, linear algrebra, powers, linear regression, matrices, and more. I graduated with honors in both my BS and MS degrees. Past/Present Clients: College Students at Oregon State University, various math people since college, over 7,500 people on the PC from the US and rest the world.


My master's paper was published in the OSU journal. The subject of it was Numerical Analysis used in shock waves and rarefaction fans. It dealt with discontinuities that arose over time. They were solved using the Leap Frog method. That method was used and improvements of it were shown. The improvements were by Enquist-Osher, Godunov, and Lax-Wendroff.


Master of Science at OSU with high honors in mathematics. Bachelor of Science at OSU with high honors in mathematical sciences. This degree involved mathematics, statistics, and computer science. I also took sophmore level physics and chemistry while I was attending college. On the side I took raquetball, but that's still not relevant.

Awards and Honors

I earned high honors in both my BS degree and MS degree from Oregon State. I was in near the top in most of my classes. In several classes in mathematics, I was first. In a class of over 100 students, I was always one of the first ones to complete the test. I graduated with well over 50 credits in upper division mathematics.

Past/Present Clients

My clients have been students at OSU, people who live nearby, friends with math questions, and several people every day on the PC. I would guess that you are probably going to be one more.

What do you like about this subject?

I do it all the time and sometimes in my dreams. Now 11 squared is 121, cubed is 1,331, to the 4th is 14,641, to the 5th is 161,051, to the 6th is 1,771,561. Now 1,771,561*11 is, lets see, 19,487,171, 19,487,171*11 is something in the 200 millions ... oh yeah, it is 214,358,881, and 214,358,881*11 is ...uh... ... let me think ... 2,357,947,691.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I desire to learn even more about math and find new approaches to old problems. I also desire to do my best to answer one from you.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The numbers 1 and 2 lead to 5 in two different ways. First, use the numbers 1 and 2 to makes 12, but rather than base 10, take base 3. That is 1*3 + 2 = 5. Second, square them and add them together. This leads to 1^2 + 2^2 = 5. Of course, it could be done with just 1 and 3, for 3! - 1! = 5 as well.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Someone once asked me if 728 is 9^3 - 1^3. I said, yes, but did you know that 728 = 12^3 - 10^3?, for 12^3 = 1728 and 10^3 = 1000. I don't know if that's provocative...

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