Arizona Turns 95 in 2007

Arizona became the 48th state of the U.S.A. on 14 February 1912.

Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959 and they are the only states younger than Arizona. Arizona became a state one month after New Mexico.

  1. List the prime factors for number 95. [hint: 19 is prime]

  2. Arizona is ________ years from being 100 years in age.

  3. No or Yes: 95 years = 9.5 decades
    [1 decade = 10 years]

  4. No or Yes: 95 = 10^2 - 10/2

  5. Marshall Trimble, Arizona's official state historian and coordinator of southwest studies at SCC, was quoted saying: "Half of Americans don't understand math and the other three-fourths don't care." Explain what might be wrong, if anything, with Marshall's fraction arithmetic.

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Creator: Gerald D. Thurman []
Created: 11 February 2007

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