15
Apr

This is my response to this post by Mr. Morford concerning his view of Wolfram|Alpha.In my Finite Math class this semester, I have been using Wolfram|Alpha a lot. The other day one of my students wanted to use Wolfram|Alpha to reproduce one of the feasible regions, when all she knew were the corner points. I told my student to do it directly. Our first query was 'shape with corner points at (1,3) (4,5) (8,6) and (3,1)'. Wolfram|Alpha didn't take very well to that. After a few trials, I put in the query: 'polygon with vertices at (1,3) (4,5) (8,6) and (3,1)'…