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 Nov 30 comment Ingenuity in mathematics To complete the triviality of the situation, after your audience proposes a bunch of complex strategies, propose an alternative game whereby after "STOP" it's the last card in the deck that gets turned over. Everyone sees that this game is strategy-indifferent, and then you deliver the coup de grace... I've used this several times in math circles. Gets them every time. Nov 13 awarded Popular Question Nov 10 comment Proofs without words Done! Thanks for the comment. Nov 10 revised Proofs without words Replaced image url; added 348 characters in body Nov 2 awarded Nice Answer Nov 2 awarded Nice Question Nov 1 answered Most memorable titles Oct 27 revised P-adic L functions minor LaTeX fix Oct 12 comment roots of permutations True. My answer attempts to generalize further into equations in several variables. Oct 12 answered roots of permutations Sep 30 awarded Yearling Sep 19 comment A conjectured criterion for 4-colorable graphs It's even falser :-) In fact, there are graphs with high girth and high chromatic number. A graph with high girth looks like a tree around any vertex, so it avoids much more than just triangles. Proving that such graphs exist is perhaps even simpler than the explicit construction by Mycielski; it's basically a counting argument. Sep 11 awarded Nice Answer Sep 10 answered What is the easiest randomized algorithm to motivate to the layperson? Aug 28 revised Does the “continuous locus” of a function have any nice properties? added 39 characters in body Aug 5 comment Approaches to Riemann hypothesis using methods outside number theory Is the "hidden operator" approach initiated by Dyson and Montgomery subsumed in the the Bost-Connes approach? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert%E2%80%93P%C3%B3lya_conjecture Jul 15 awarded Civic Duty Jul 9 comment How thick is the reciprocal of the squares In the OEIS entry there's a comment by Frank Adams-Watters citing your paper. The first statement in the comment is "This set has zero density". Presumably this is wrong, and worth correcting? research.att.com/~njas/sequences/A108345 Jul 9 answered Problem suggestions for polymath for undergraduates research Jul 3 awarded Popular Question