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Google question: In a country in which people only want boys
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Which mathematicians have influenced you the most?
Mar 26 '10 at 5:09
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Which popular games are the most mathematical?
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What is the effect of adding 1/2 to a continued fraction?
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What are your favorite instructional counterexamples?
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Examples of theorems misapplied to non-mathematical contexts
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Cocktail party math
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What is the probability that two random walkers will meet?
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For a linear recurrence sequence $(u_n)_{n\geq 0}$, can $\{i \mid u_i > 0\}$ be the set of Fibonacci numbers?
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Theorems with unexpected conclusions
Mar 14 '10 at 5:49
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Why is it hard to prove that the Euler Mascheroni constant is irrational?
May 2 '13 at 3:15
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the perimeter of a non-convex set
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A point set of power series with coefficients in {-1, 1}. Connected or not?
Nov 20 '15 at 12:03
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Expected number of pinballs to light up all 3 channels
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Do the Baumslag-Solitar groups occur in nature?
Mar 16 '10 at 20:12
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Most intricate and most beautiful structures in mathematics
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What “real life” problems can be solved using billiards?
Feb 5 '15 at 22:21
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Can every $\mathbb{Z}^2$ disk be pinball-reached?
Apr 20 '13 at 9:19
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Does $X$ embed in $Y$, and $Y$ embed in $X$, always imply that $X$ isomorphic onto $Y$?
Jun 16 '12 at 10:20
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Show that this ratio of factorials is always an integer
May 11 '13 at 14:45
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Most harmful heuristic?
Apr 17 '13 at 21:34
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What relationship, if any, is there between the diameter of the Cayley graph and the average distance between group elements?
Apr 13 '11 at 0:06
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Can the sum of two roots of unity be a root of unity?
Apr 9 '13 at 13:04
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Fiction books about mathematicians?
Jul 8 '12 at 20:43
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Which popular games are the most mathematical?
Feb 1 '10 at 13:51
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Is \mathbb{C}^{n \times n} algebraically closed?
Feb 1 '10 at 11:25
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What to look for in applicants to graduate programs (in mathematics)?
Feb 20 '10 at 5:58
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Longest of random worm-like paths in $\mathbb{Z}^2$
Jun 22 '14 at 15:02
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An unfair game involving an odd number of pieces of chocolate
Apr 11 '13 at 0:57
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Why are the sporadic simple groups HUGE?
Mar 9 '10 at 19:31
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