Thursday, June 10, 2010

He did the math for his country

A bill in the Senate could open the door to the chance for Puerto Rico to become the 51st state. So where should we put the 51st star on the American flag?

Slate columnist Chris Wilson put the question to Emory mathematician Skip Garibaldi, who wrote a computer program for all possible combinations for flags of any number of stars. Slate used the code to make an interactive flag calculator:

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