Category Archives: Algebra

The Forgotten Hat

It was well known amongst his colleagues that professor Ambrose Helleborus would leave the house and later return without his hat, as a matter of fact, according to his housekeeper, Mrs. MacGillicuddy, this would regularly occur once after every four … Continue reading

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The Chinese Round Table

One fine evening, Jack and Jill were dining at the Fu Manchu Magic Noodle House, their favorite Chinese restaurant. They sat at a round table served by their regular waitress, Wang Shu. A number of dishes containing delicious tidbits for … Continue reading

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The Flying Card

At the Lucky Duck casino Nick, the dealer, was sitting at a green felt table and practicing fancy acrobatic shuffles with a deck of cards when suddenly one card flew away and sailed into a nearby plant bed with some … Continue reading

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The Date Lineup

Wilbur went to a dating club one Saturday evening to pick up a date for dinner. As he entered The Quick Date Club, he saw what he wanted: a tall brunette with a shapely figure. She had the name Alice … Continue reading

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The Threes Puzzle

“Daddy, I’d like to have the little red bicycle you see in the shop window over there,” Lenny said pointing, as they were taking a walk along the avenue. “Sure, Lenny,” said daddy, “If you can solve a little puzzle, … Continue reading

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Playing “Dragon Slayer”

Iggy was playing “Dragon Slayer” on the screen. On his quest for the Holy Grail, Sir Lancelot mounted on his white charger was nearing the bridge of the Grand Dragon who posed a riddle, and the eerie scream of the … Continue reading

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The Multilevel Town

Some years ago, there was a town called Blarneystone with a population of 25,000, whose mayor Seamus O’Shaugnessy instituted an identification system for the inhabitants that was based on their initials. Residents might have from one to three given names, … Continue reading

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The Couple’s Ages

“How old are you and your wife, Capt. Haddock?” asked the insurance man. “When we were married 18 years ago I was thrice as old as Julia. Now I am twice her age,” said Capt. Haddock. “Hmm…“ The insurance man … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters

¨How many brothers do you have, Benny?” asked Jasper. “I have just as many brothers as sisters,” said Benny. “How many siblings do you have, Joan?” asked Jasper of Benny’s sister. “I have twice as many brothers as sisters,” said … Continue reading

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The Fisherman’s Catch

“How many fish have you caught today, Captain Codworthy?” queried Samuel Nibbs, the bookkeeper of the Acme Fishing Enterprise, as the Aurora docked at the quay. “More than yesterday, I hope,” he sneered. “If there had been five times as many … Continue reading

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