Wednesday, 22 July 2020
No news is good news, right?
Well, if you class being ignored by British publishers as being no news, and iff you class that as good news, well then...
(But at least some kids are buying and reading it, somewhere in the world)
I was just reminded of my ‘triumphant’ [ ;) ] solution to a mathematics puzzle while at the The Daily Telegraph!
It had evaded a young man (80+) ever since since uni days and he wrote to the paper asking to know the answer before he popped his clogs.
Normally solved algebraically (which I can’t stand), I solved it in my lunch break at the D.T. visually.
Checked by proper mathematicians and approved - this was published the next day (along with an algrebraic solution on another page)
FIRST - the LETTER TO THE EDITOR.
(Obviously, click on each to see whole image)
THEN, MY VISUAL SOLUTION:
This is for the delight of all those who don’t get on with algebra!