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Old 2011-01-01, 17:20   #1
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Default Promising initial letters of mathematicians.

Eu
Ar
Ga
Ri
La/Le (But that's got more to do with Freedom Fries*)

etc.

I'll leave some others to you

David

*Leyland excepted of course.
Oh yes. Leibniz.

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Old 2011-01-01, 18:20   #2
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How about

Fe, Di, Me, Kn, and Ne

?


That brings the number to at least ten.
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Old 2011-01-01, 18:32   #3
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How about

Fe, Di, Me, Kn, and Ne

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That brings the number to at least ten.
Yep.

There have been more than 26^2 "mathematicians", ergo
I didn't intend this thread to be a proposition from Wi.

Er...Da?

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Old 2011-01-02, 01:56   #4
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I never met Er, but since we're examining on
a last name basis, i don't know if i know Da.

Wi don't Eu ask? Ru sure you want to
extend this list? Go for it.
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Old 2011-01-02, 06:39   #5
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Po, Ha, Pa, De, Wr
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Old 2011-01-02, 07:42   #6
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Default Hi

I've just revisited how to construct a square with
the same area as a given rectangle.

Can anyone see how this might help cutting up a rectangular
slice of cheese so that it fits a square biscuit of the same area?

David
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Old 2011-01-02, 12:34   #7
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I've just revisited how to construct a square with
the same area as a given rectangle.

Can anyone see how this might help cutting up a rectangular
slice of cheese so that it fits a square biscuit of the same area?

David
could you go any more off topic ?
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Old 2011-01-02, 12:47   #8
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could you go any more off topic ?
Hi

Yes: (I leave the reason to you).

Meantime, suppose the rectangle was 5 by 1.

David

"Puzzles" might be a more appropriate place for this thread.

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Old 2011-01-02, 22:03   #9
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Quote:
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I've just revisited how to construct a square with
the same area as a given rectangle.

Can anyone see how this might help cutting up a rectangular
slice of cheese so that it fits a square biscuit of the same area?

David
My cheese rectangles were 4 x 1, but the square biscuits had area 5.

Taking 5 slices of cheese, I made 3 cuts and successfully tiled 4 biscuits
with the resulting pieces.
Only one or two of them fell on the floor during consumption!

David.

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Po, Ha, Pa, De, Wr
Not so sure about these. Are they mathy or mathsy?
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Old 2011-01-03, 17:45   #11
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Po, Ha, Pa, De, Wr
Poisson, Poincare, Pomerance, Poncelet....
Hamilton, Hardy...
Pappus, Pascal...
Descartes, Dedekind, de Morgan, deMoivre...
Wronski, Wright...

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