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For those of us whose school memories include struggling with long division and quadratic equations, it may be surprising to learn that there was a...

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Alex Bellos

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Earlier today I set you ten questions from the UK Mathematics Trust’s Junior Maths Challenge, which was sat by 300, 000 year olds the week before...

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Alex Bellos

Guardian


Earlier today I set you this puzzle: Fran French, Geraldine German, Dudley Dutch, Spike Spanish, Polly Polish and Ron Romanian are six British inte...

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Alex Bellos

Guardian


Two boxes or not two boxes? That is the question. For almost half a century Newcomb’s problem has been one of the most contentious conundrums in ph...

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Alex Bellos

Guardian