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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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    Flying Superman Riddle

    Hint:
    17.083333 minutes!
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    17 Sheep Riddle

    Hint:
    9. If all but 9 died, there are 9 remaining live sheep.
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    The Non Digital Clock Riddle

    Hint:
    The hour hand will have moved one-fourth of an hour; therefore, there will be 7.5 degrees between the two hands.
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    150 Pens Riddle

    Hint:
    She has misplaced 119 pens in total.
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    The Jug Full Of Beer

    Hint:
    First fill the 8 liters jug complete - 4, 8, 0
    Fill the 5 liters jug with 8 liters jug - 4, 3, 5
    Pour back the beer from 5 liters jug to 12 liters jug - 9, 3, 0
    Pour the 3 liters from 8 liters jug to 5 liters jug - 9, 0, 3
    Fill the 8 liters jug completely from 12 liters jug - 1, 8, 3
    Fill the 5 liters jug from the 8 liters jug - 1, 6, 5
    Pour the entire 5 liters jug back in 12 liters jug - 6, 6, 0

    You have successfully split the beer into two equal parts.
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    A Large Box Of Money Riddle

    Hint:
    Just one, after which it will no longer be empty.
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    Filling Your Buckets Riddle

    Hint:
    Fill the 5 gallon bucket all the way up. Pour it into the 3 gallon bucket until it is full. Empty the 3 gallon bucket. Pour the remaining 2 gallons into the 3 gallon bucket. Fill the 5 gallon bucket all the way up. Finish filling the 3 gallon bucket.
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    Feet In A Yard Riddle

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    3.
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    Making Ten Riddle

    Hint:
    Yes it is possible in Roman Numerals. In Roman Numerals,
    9 = IX
    10 = X
    11 = XI

    Thus by removing one from 9, you are getting 10 and by removing one from 11, you are getting 10 again.
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    Zebras And Ostriches In The Zoo

    Hint:
    The number of Ostriches = 60 & The number of Zebras = 20
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