 About 977 results  books.google.com 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, ... 

 books.google.com 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 ... 

 books.google.com 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,
describing ... 

 books.google.com ONE of history's oldest and bestknown 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
boyhood ... 

 books.google.com 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 ... 

 books.google.com One of Diophantus's followers summarized his life in terms of an algebra riddle:
Diophantus's youth lasted onesixth of his life. He grew a beard after onetwelfth
more. After oneseventh more of his life, Diophantus married. Five years later he
... 

 books.google.com Diophantus was an ancient Greek mathematician. We don't know exactly when
he lived, but we do know how long he lived because one of his admirers made
up a riddle about his life. it goes like this: onesixth of Diophantus's life was spent
in ... 

 books.google.com 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
Palatine ... 

 books.google.com 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
eternal ... 

 books.google.com 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
insight ... 

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