Category Archives: Number Theory

The Cannonball Treasure

“Hey Jack, look over there, a small chapel hidden behind those palm trees in the jungle,” said Jill, pointing excitedly, “let’s have a look.” Jack and Jill were enjoying their vacation wandering about on the island of La Gaviota in … Continue reading

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The Dice Club Game

One Saturday afternoon, as Jack, now a full-fledged member, entered the Snake Eyes Dice Club in River City, he saw four persons throwing dice at a felt-covered table with Vince, the dealer. “What’s up today, Vince?” asked Jack. “Let me … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Mall

Sally Jones arrived at the Mega Market Mall and slid her white Ford Fiesta in among eight other cars in a parking section that could accommodate nine. Sally received a call from Molly while parking. “I’m at a restaurant right … Continue reading

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The World Tour

On a Saturday evening early in May, there was a televised live band Latin dance show with ten selected couples gyrating at the Mundo de Salsa Dance Hall. “Welcome to the Buenavista Travel Agency promotional dance, amigos. At the end … Continue reading

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Rumor Spreading

“Welcome to a special promotional event sponsored by ACME Innovations Inc.,” said PR Jane Doe, speaking enthusiastically into a microphone to a hundred guests gathered in a large salon. “ACME Innovation Inc. has developed a special velcro sticker which has … Continue reading

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The Parked Cars

“Looks pretty suspicious to me, Molly,” growled Sam Diamond, peering out of the window at the parking lot below through two slats he held apart in the blinds. “What do you mean, suspicious?” asked Molly with a worried tone. She … Continue reading

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Out Buying Marbles

Lenny was out on the town with his daddy and they entered a toy store. “I would like to buy twelve marbles, daddy,” said Lenny loudly. “Ok, my boy, let’s ask the man,” said daddy. “We have lots of marbles, … Continue reading

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The Speaker Sequence

One Sunday evening in River City, CNXY was in the process of televising a mayoral candidate debate with ten aspirants so they could practice their persuasive oratory on voters to gain their votes. A random method was employed to program … Continue reading

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Picking a High Card

Jake, now a full club member, was back again at the Happy Valley Card Club on a cold and snowy Friday evening. As usual, there were many people standing around a large rectangular table by the bar, where Charlie, the … Continue reading

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The Four Card Deal

Jake dropped by the Happy Valley Card Club to see what was happening on a snowy winter’s Friday evening in December. Jake enjoyed the conviviality and high-spirited discussions about the probabilities of card games in the lounge by the bar. … Continue reading

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