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Old 05-30-2009, 09:12 PM
Jamaika a jamaikaiaké is offline
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Originally Posted by ivylass View Post
16-year old Iraqi solves Bernouilli numbers
What could it mean to "solve" a set of numbers?

Originally Posted by Captain Carrot View Post
There is no area of math that does not apply to some problem people face. Prime numbers used to be thought of as the most ivory-tower discipline ever; after all, what use could they possibly be? Enter cryptography.
Okay, that proves it for some facts about prime numbers. What about the rest of pure mathematics? What about the study of large cardinals? I totally disagree with your assertion.