### Project 1.5

Answer the question posed in Problem 59, Section 1.3 for your own state. If you live in California, then use Florida.

**References**

Check an almanac to find the area of your state. Also, most states have a web site which provides this information.

### Project 1.6

Read the article, “Mathematics at the Turn of the Millennium,” by Philip A. Griffiths,* The American Mathematical Monthly*, January 2000, pp. 1-14. Briefly describe each of these famous problems:

- Fermat’s last theorem
- Kepler’s sphere packing conjecture
- The four-color problem

Which of these problems are discussed later in this text, and where?

The objective of this article was to communicate something about mathematics to a general audience. How well did it succeed with you? Discuss.