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This hunt was created by Asher Walkover of Woodmere, NY. Asher is 17 and is in 12th grade.
- What is the 'Cretan Paradox'? Who is credited with having stated it?
- What was the name of the wife of Pythagoras?
- At what University was MathCamp (Canada/USA) held in the summer of 1999?
- What is the etymology of the word 'Algorithm'?
- What was the first name of mathematician Mersenne, after whom Mersenne
primes were named?
- According to the system of naming polygons put forth by Professors John
Conway and Antreas Hatzipolakis, how many sides does a tetracontakaienneagon
- What mathematical error can be found in the first paragraph of O Henry's
Gift of the Magi?
- Professor Andrew Wiles has recently proved a famous theorem. What is
that theorem known as?
Solutions should consist of three things: what you found, the URL where
you found it, and how you found that page. It should look something like
Q. What can you find about the software program QuasiTiler?
- QuasiTiler draws Penrose tilings and their
generalizations. It is a program that is available from the Geometry Center.
- I searched the Math Forum Web site for quasitiler, and it returned
a link to the Gallery of Interactive Geometry (the URL is
http://www.geom.umn.edu/apps/gallery.html), and a link for QuasiTiler
was the first thing on that page.
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