My depression has manifested from a long list of problems i have in my life and often feels too overwhelming to deal with. Although my depression is hard to deal with, i do try to cope with my depression as best as i can by indulging in my usual hobby’s (playing guitar, piano and writing songs).
But since a year ago i gained a perhaps peculiar interest…i became interested in mathematics as a hobby! Never thought it would spark my interest since i have not had proper math lessons during elementary and high school. I was never properly taught how to do fractions, percentages, long division, ratio’s and so on.
There is just something about solving math problems that puts me at ease…maybe because it feels like those are the few problems that i’m able to do something about and gives me a sense of control in my life. It’s also just personally fun for me to do (even when it gets really hard and i fail miserably lol!).
Today i solved a fun math problem, perhaps someone may be interested to give it a try! (Or if math does not interest you, just tell me about your hobby’s that help you cope – curious to know!)
In the left drawing, the area outside the triangle is colored red. In the right drawing, the area outside the circle is colored green.
Tip: The area of a circle is 3.14 x (radius)².
The total area of the red areas is related to the total area of the green areas as the ratio:
A. 1 : 0,46
B. 1 : 0,5
C. 1 : 0,4
D. 1 : 0,43