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From "The Foundations of Mathematics"

This is a fragment of a question from the first chapter of “The Foundations of Mathematics” (Amazon link):

Record whether you think the following statements are true or false:

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Classic Rock Almanac July 18, 2016


Today’s Question: The Grateful Dead released their second studio album, Anthem of the Sun, on July 18th, 1968.

Which one of these core Grateful Dead members made his album debut with them on Anthem of the Sun? 512 more words



The partner of missing novelist Helen Bailey was charged today with her murder .

Ian Stewart, 55, spoke only to confirm his name when he appeared briefly in the glass-panelled dock before magistrates in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. 170 more words


What Day is it?

Yesterday, Dad got confused about which day of the week it was. “Whenever we go on holiday, I forget,” he said.

“Friday,” said Darren.

“Saturday,” his twin sister Delia contradicted. 81 more words

Fun With Mathematics

Archimedes, you old fraud!

“Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.” So, famously, said Archimedes, dramatizing his newly discovered law of the lever. Which in this case takes the form… 156 more words

Fun With Mathematics

The Missing Symbol

Place a standard mathematical symbol between 4 and 5 to get a number greater than 4 and less than 5.

(Another precious gem from Prof Ian Stewart).

(culled by)

Nalin Pithwa

Fun With Mathematics

MacMahon's Squares

This puzzle was invented by the combinatorialist P.A. MacMahon in 1921. He was thinking about a square that has been divided into four triangular regions by diagonals. 94 more words

Fun With Mathematics