# Mario Banuelos, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Mario Banuelos is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at California State University, Fresno. With over eight years of teaching experience, Mario specializes in mathematical biology, optimization, statistical models for genome evolution, and data science. Mario holds a BA in Mathematics from California State University, Fresno, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Merced. Mario has taught at both the high school and collegiate levels.

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## Co-authored Articles (15)

How to

Find the Inverse of a 3x3 Matrix

Inverse operations are commonly used in algebra to simplify what otherwise might be difficult. For example, if a problem requires you to divide by a fraction, you can more easily multiply by its reciprocal. This is an in...

How to

Find the Average of a Group of Numbers

If you have a list of numbers, or a set, you can use the numbers to find an average, which is a central point in the group. In everyday life, you might need to calculate an average to estimate your monthly expenses, find...

How to

Calculate Variance

Variance is a measure of how spread out a data set is. It is useful when creating statistical models since low variance can be a sign that you are over-fitting your data. Calculating variance can be tricky, but once you ...

How to

Calculate Square Meters

Square meters are a measurement of ''area'', usually used to measure a two-dimensional space such as a field or floor. For example, you might measure the footprint of a couch in square meters, then measure your living ro...

How to

Calculate Probability

When you calculate probability, you’re attempting to figure out the likelihood of a specific event happening, given a certain number of attempts. Probability is the likelihood that a given event will occur and we can f...

How to

Calculate P Value

''P value'' is a statistical measure that helps scientists determine whether or not their hypotheses are correct. P values are used to determine whether the results of their experiment are within the normal range of valu...

How to

Calculate Confidence Interval

A confidence interval is an indicator of your measurement's precision. It is also an indicator of how stable your estimate is, which is the measure of how close your measurement will be to the original estimate if you re...

How to

Algebraically Find the Intersection of Two Lines

When straight lines intersect on a two-dimensional graph, they meet at only one point, described by a single set of x- and y-coordinates. Because both lines pass through that point, you know that the x- and y- coordinate...

How to

Understand Probability

Knowing how to calculate the probability of an event or events happening can be a valuable skill when making decisions, whether playing a game or in real life. How you calculate probability changes, however, depending on...

How to

Calculate Weighted Average

A weighted average, otherwise known as a weighted mean, is a little more complicated to figure out than a regular arithmetic mean. As the name suggests, a weighted average is one where the different numbers you’re work...

How to

Find the Least Common Denominator

In order to add or subtract fractions with different denominators (the bottom number of the fraction), you must first find the least common denominator shared between them. This refers to the lowest multiple shared by ea...

How to

Find Scale Factor

The scale factor, or linear scale factor, is the ratio of two corresponding side lengths of similar figures. Similar figures have the same shape but are of different sizes. The scale factor is used to solve geometric pro...

How to

Find Arc Length

An arc is any portion of the circumference of a circle. Arc length is the distance from one endpoint of the arc to the other. Finding an arc length requires knowing a bit about the geometry of a circle. Since the arc is ...

How to

Calculate Angles

In geometry, an angle is the space between 2 rays (or line segments) with the same endpoint (or vertex). The most common way to measure angles is in degrees, with a full circle measuring 360 degrees. You can calculate th...

How to

Visualize Square Feet

The words "square feet" in a real estate listing and other ads can sometimes be confusing. It's hard to get a rough picture of how much space a certain number of square feet takes up. To visualize square feet, use a few ...