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Quantitative Reasoning is a survey of practical and quantitative topicsin mathematics with an emphasis on critical thinking logical reasoningproblem solving and applications Interestingly Leonardo DaVinci ahistorical figure known for his paintings not only shares with humankindartistically but mathematically as well Leonardo an illegitimate sonof a 25-year-old notary Ser Piero and a peasant girl Caterina no wasborn on April 15 1452 in Vinci Italy just outside Florence Hisfather took custody of the little fellow shortly after his birth whilehis mother married someone else and moved to a neighboring town Although not Leonardo DaVinci lived around 1500 in Italy during a time when mathematicians were also painters He made a living with whatwould nowadays be the work of a mathematician painter architect andengineer He painted many beautiful and peaceful pictures and at thesame time he designed war machines A further study of LeonardoDaVinci an Italian painter and a genius in many realms of sciencestates that he is best known for two paintings The Mona Lisa andThe Last Supper Bio True StoryOne would assume that DaVinci was a religious man for painting theLord Supper However Art Historycom states HYPERLINKhttparthistoryaboutcomcsnamesddaleonardohtm Leonardo worked for Ludovico Sforza Duke of Milan for nearly eighteen years1482-99 The Duke decided he wanted this particular religious scenepainted and Leonardo who was not stupid decided to paint it madeperfect financial sense Leonardo DA Vinci was a Renaissance painterarchitect engineer mathematician and philosopher a genius the worldhas never seen again so far Until we entered this study of Quantitative Reasoning many never thecorrelation of math and art in the sense that it is introduced to usthrough DaVinci An article on mathematicians states that he usedmathematics as an essential tool for painting We agree with thisarticle since many of our problems in this class is about linear and theexponential Leonardos expressed math in some
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