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|94 Diophantus of Alexandria equations can be fantastically difficult to solve. A |
notorious example comes from ... Diophantus's riddle One of the oldest known
age problems (see age puzzles and tricks). It comes from the Greek Anthology, ...
|Eric W. Weisstein. Diophantus Property coefficients in m > 1 indeterminates such |
that It has been proved that the set of PRIME NUMBERS is a Diophantine set. ... (
4) The quadruplet Diophantus's Riddle 759 (5) is D(F%) (Dujella 1996). Dujella ...
|Nor was this the only riddle Diophantus left behind. As with so many |
Alexandrians, it can be painfully difficult to extract personal details from his work,
but the Father of Algebra did leave us his own mathematical clues. His epitaph,
|ONE of history's oldest and best-known algebra problems goes by the name of |
Diophantus's Riddle, and it reads as follows: “Here lies Diophantus,” the wonder
behold. Through art algebraic, the stone tells how old: “God gave him his
|From the first to the third century scholars such as Heron, Ptolemy, and |
Diophantus worked here. ... In order to make use of all that is known about the
person of Diophantus, we quote the following riddle: God granted him to be a boy
for the ...
|One of Diophantus's followers summarized his life in terms of an algebra riddle: |
Diophantus's youth lasted one-sixth of his life. He grew a beard after one-twelfth
more. After one-seventh more of his life, Diophantus married. Five years later he
|Such a distinction is a good start, but there are problems with this and any |
structural definition of the riddle. ... Some riddles (including ancient ones, such as
riddle 46 from The Exeter Book and the riddle about Diophantus's age in the
|Deep into the book, towards the end, he came across the wonderful riddle of |
Diophantus. Once upon a time, the book told him, in Ancient Greece, there was a
great mathematician called Diophantus whose works revealed some of the
|Very little is known about the details of his life. He was the first mathematician to |
use a symbol for an unknown quantity, and is known as “the father of Algebra”.
Diophantus' riddle was written by an unknown admirer and allows us a little
- Train memory and attention with scientific brain games.