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Mathematics has an extensive history in just about every culture or civilized society known to man. Listed below are some cool facts to get those math juices flowing:
  • In 1852 mathematician JJ Sylvester established the "theory of algebraic invariants."
  • In 1995 math great Andrew Wiles, proved "Fermat's Last Theorem."
  • The first decimal number system is said to have been invented in Ancient Egypt around 5000BC.
  • The Ancient Mayan civilization located in Central America is one of the only cultures in the recorded history of the world to use a place-value number system.
  • The American Mathematical Society was formed in the late months of 1888 in New York.
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    Finding The Value Riddle

    Horse = 10
    Cowboy-Boot = 1
    HorseShoe= 2
    The Last equation = 21

    Detailed Explanation :
    3Horse = 30
    => Horse = 10 .....(1)

    1Horse + 2HorseShoe + 2HorseShoe = 18
    10 + 4HorseShoe =18
    HorseShoe = 2 .....(3)

    2HorseShoe - 2Cowboy-Boot = 2
    4 - 2Cowboy-Boot = 2
    => Cowboy-Boot = 1 ... (2)

    Cowboy-Boot+Horse*HorseShoe = 1+10*2
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    Joe's 10 Coins Riddle

    A half-dollar, a quarter, four dimes, and four pennies.
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    Bat And Ball Riddle

    Hint: The answer isn't 10 cents.
    Here's the solution:

    Although $1.00 + $0.10 does equal $1.10, if you take $1.00 $0.10 you get $0.90, but the problem requires that the bat costs $1 more than the ball.

    So, the ball must cost $0.05, and the bat must cost $1.05 since $1.05 + $0.05 = $1.10


    Still not convinced? You can use algebra to solve the problem:

    First, lets set up the equation:

    x + ($1.00 + x) = $1.10

    $1.00 + 2x = $1.10

    2x = $1.10 $1.00

    2x = $0.101

    Finally, solve for x:

    x = $0.05

    Check your work:

    x + ($1.00 + x) = $1.10, so

    $0.05 + ($1.00 + $0.05) = $1.10
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    At The Hardware Store Riddle

    Prices quoted were for house numbers at 12 cents per number. A number'6' cost me 12 cents.
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    Magic Word Riddle

    Hint: Count the letters. The number of letters in each individual word make up an important number.
    Pi (number of letters in each word of the riddle)
    3,1 4 1 5 9
    2 6 5 3 5 8
    9 7 9
    3 2 3 8 4 6
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    Combination Value Riddle

    A = 1
    B = 7
    C = 4
    D = 16
    E = 14
    F = 5
    G = 9
    H = 21
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    Running Hot And Cold

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    Subtracting 10 From 100 Riddle

    Once. Next time you would be subtracting 10 from 90.
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    Flying Superman Riddle

    17.083333 minutes!
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    17 Sheep Riddle

    9. If all but 9 died, there are 9 remaining live sheep.
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