Category Archives: Number Theory

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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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 Winning Seats

The McDuffy Travel Agency was offering special prizes for vacationers to improve its turnover. The advertising stated that the prizes would be determined on the airport bus. One day there were fifteen vacationers going to the Caribbean island of Buena … Continue reading

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The Sequential Number

“Lennie, have you done your math homework?” asked daddy, while driving home from school. “Yes, daddy I did it during math class,” said Lennie with a bored expression. “That was fast,” said daddy in surprise, “was it so easy?” “Yes, … Continue reading

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The Boring Homework

“Daddy, give me an interesting problem to think about. I’m bored with these homework problems, they’re all too easy,” said Junior laying down his pen on his notebook in disgust. “I’ll give you one Euler offered to his pupils,” said … Continue reading

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The Fruit Basket

One sunny afternoon, Mrs. Cuddleworthy was sitting in the shade of a tree on a small hill in the Rolling Hills Village Park observing children play below her. She had a basket of fruits which contained four apples, three oranges, … Continue reading

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The Egg Dozens

Mr. Jones, the math teacher, was told by his wife Molly to go to farmer Elmer Sudd’s grocery store to buy some eggs as she wanted to bake a cake for their son Seymour’s birthday. Mr. Jones puttered out of … Continue reading

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The Fibonacci Demo

“You lose again, Lenny“ sneered Snipe after his loaded dice turned up another seven on the green felt table mat. “Now you owe me a hundred dollars. Hand it over now,” demanded Snipe, hand extended. “Well. . . seems you … Continue reading

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The Pentagon Estate

Five-star general Chester T. Hopscotch (the T standing for Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief he admired very much) decided to retire at the age of 75. The reason general Chester T. Hopscotch  waited so long to retire was that he had … Continue reading

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