# Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Carl Friedrich GaussBy: Ismail AhmedClass of Seńor Suarez

Birth and DeathCarl Gauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Braunschweig, Germany to Gebhard and Dorothea Gauss. He died on February 23, 1855 in Gottingen, Germany.

ChildhoodCarl was a math prodigy in his childhood. He was born poor in his family and his parents were working-class. There is a story of Carl when he was in middle school and his teacher had given the students an assignment. The assignment was to list the numbers 1-100 and add them to get the total sum. He figured that 1+100=101, 2+99=101, and 3+98=101, and that he could find 50 pairs that each add up to 101 so he multiplied 50 by 101 and got 5,050 for his answer. Almost majority of the class turned there papers late and Carl turned his in after about a minute. When the teacher had the results, most of the students got it wrong but Carl had gotten the answer right. Carl Gauss's childhood affected his whole career because in his early years, at age 24, he had discovered several theroems, including number theory. (He's a legit genius).

IntroductionCarl Gauss is considered the "Prince of Mathematics" and one of the greatest German mathematicians. He had many theories and discoveries in his era.

EducationCarl Gauss went to 3 different Universities and he was a teenager! He went to the University of Helmstedt, Gottingen, and Braunschweig. He had discovered things such as the construction of heptadecagon. His education was on math and also he is considered a great astronomer, scientist, and physicist. For example in 1801, astronomers discovered the planet Ceres and had lost it, Gauss then recalculated the exact correct position and they had found it again. Many discovories led Carl Friedrich Gauss to start to influence others.

His Affect to Math and WorldIt is said that Carl Gauss never would publish his theories until he had finished and perfected them. He affected math with helping on observations such as with algebra statistics, differential geometry, number theory, and many more. He had many formulas or left off other mathematicians. Today we use many formulas and learn things like algebra and further on. Remember, this guy is our, "Prince of Mathematics".

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