Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Strange One

¨Master, why is one not a prime number?” “Who told you that, Lanoo?” said the Master. “I read it in a book on number theory,” replied Lanoo. “Actually, one is a proto prime number, from which all numbers are derived,” … Continue reading

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The Missing Diagonal

While Jill was sitting at the Chez Antoine café concentrating on a travel magazine, Jack walked in and sat down, placing his backpack in a chair. “Hi Jill, what’s up?” said Jack full of cheer, ordering a coffee from a … Continue reading

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A Berber Family Bus Ride

In Casablanca, members of the Assaidi Berber family got on a bus for a trip to Safi. The party consisted of men, women and children, twenty in all. The bus driver said they would have to pay 20 dirhams, 3 … Continue reading

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The Yo-Yo Sale

Josef Fishbein, owner of the Acme Novelty Store, received a consignment of yo-yos from a supplier in India. Josef Fishbein offered the yo-yos for sale at the price of one dollar, figuring he would make a handsome profit since there … Continue reading

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