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How Old Were Some Famous Mathematicians?
The Demonstration gives a simple problem involving the ages of famous mathematicians.
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Izidor Hafner
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Writing in 1864, Augustus De Morgan said he was
years old in the year
AD. When was he born?
Reference
[1] D. Wells,
The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Puzzles
, London: Penguin Books, 1993 p. 63.
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Published: December 10, 2012
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