User enrique - MathOverflow most recent 30 from http://mathoverflow.net 2013-05-19T07:58:56Z http://mathoverflow.net/feeds/user/12376 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/rdf http://mathoverflow.net/questions/52688/interesting-calculus-questions-exercises/52710#52710 Answer by Enrique for Interesting Calculus Questions/Exercises Enrique 2011-01-21T02:33:59Z 2011-01-21T02:33:59Z <p>I suggest the ham sandwich theorem as an example of using the intermediate value theorem.</p> <p>I tried finding a nice easy to explain proof online, the best I could find is the following: <a href="http://everything2.com/title/proof+of+the+ham+sandwich+theorem" rel="nofollow">http://everything2.com/title/proof+of+the+ham+sandwich+theorem</a></p> <p>You might also be interested in reading a bit of the history of the ham sandwich theorem in this article published in the monthly: <a href="http://russell.lums.edu.pk/~cs611s09/slides/historyofhamdsandwich.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://russell.lums.edu.pk/~cs611s09/slides/historyofhamdsandwich.pdf</a></p>