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Farmer Ted Goes Natural

by Greg Martin (University of Toronto)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 1999

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Number Theory | Integers
Applicable Course(s): 3.0 Calculus | 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 4.3 Number Theory

The author investigates properties of "almost squares," rectangles with integer sides and area \(A\) such that the the perimeter is least among all rectangles with integer sides and area \(A\).


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Capsule Course Topic(s): One-Variable Calculus | Differentiation: General ApplicationsNumber Theory | Divisibility
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