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September 17, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 38

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Free Mentoring Opportunities | Singing Banana
The Math Forum on Twitter | Running the Numbers

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puzzles and problems, often illustrating famous theorems.</p>
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