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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 16.41 (14 Oct 11)
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14 October, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 41

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Speak Up 2011
eInstruction Contest Deadline Next Tuesday, 25 October
1, 2, 3, ..., 200,000 Integer Sequences

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