Category Archives: Anecdotes

Einstein’s Balls

Supposedly Einstein solved this problem in three minutes. It might take you longer. You are given 12 balls and told that one of them has a different weight, whether lighter or heavier. With three weighings using any scale you are … Continue reading

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The Mathematician’s Kids

A mathematician named Albert meets a colleague and says: “Nice to see you again John. How is life?” “I am prosperous, Albert, and happily married with three kids.” “That’s nice. How old are they?” asked Albert. “The product of their … Continue reading

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