Matrices are a way of grouping numbers, and are organized into rows and columns. Matrices are often used as a way of representing several equations in an easier to organize format, however to solve these systems of equations we must be able to perform matrix operations such as multiplication.

Read MoreThe quadratic formula is a useful method of factoring second order polynomials. It is commonly used when solving for quantities such as eigenvalues in ordinary differential equations.

Read MoreSince we have been given both boundaries for a base and the general shape of the cross sections, we will be using the method of: “volume of a solid with known cross section”. The best way to tackle these types of problems, or at least the way that has helped me the most, is to first draw what the problem is talking about.

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