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City blocks help illustrate why walking randomly tends to take you away from your starting point.
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Solution: ‘A Drunkard’s Walk in Manhattan’

City blocks help illustrate why walking randomly tends to take you away from your starting point.

Why is it that when you walk randomly, the more you walk, the farther you get from your starting point?
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A Drunkard’s Walk in Manhattan

Why is it that when you walk randomly, the more you walk, the farther you get from your starting point?

What can the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan teach us about number theory through mathematical structures involving infinity?
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Solution: ‘Puzzles Inspired by Ramanujan’

What can the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan teach us about number theory through mathematical structures involving infinity?

Insights from the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan give us a number of ways to explore the infinite.
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Three Puzzles Inspired by Ramanujan

Insights from the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan give us a number of ways to explore the infinite.

Hilbert’s Hotel, an incredibly thin triangle and an elliptical pool table help us test the concept of infinity in the physical world.
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Solution: ‘Is Infinity Real?’

Hilbert’s Hotel, an incredibly thin triangle and an elliptical pool table help us test the concept of infinity in the physical world.

Three puzzles test whether the concept of infinity has purchase in the physical world.
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Is Infinity Real?

Three puzzles test whether the concept of infinity has purchase in the physical world.

Try these shortcuts for solving problems that seem to require a lengthy calculation.
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Solution: ‘A Random Place at the Table’

Try these shortcuts for solving problems that seem to require a lengthy calculation.

Can you find a shortcut for solving problems that seem to require a lengthy calculation?
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A Random Place at the Table

Can you find a shortcut for solving problems that seem to require a lengthy calculation?

The famous Sleeping Beauty problem has divided probability theorists, decision theorists and philosophers for over 15 years. Puzzle columnist Pradeep Mutalik claims to have discovered the source of confusion.
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Why Sleeping Beauty Is Lost in Time

The famous Sleeping Beauty problem has divided probability theorists, decision theorists and philosophers for over 15 years. Puzzle columnist Pradeep Mutalik claims to have discovered the source of confusion.