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 2011-01-01, 17:20 #1 davieddy     "Lucan" Dec 2006 England 2×3×13×83 Posts Promising initial letters of mathematicians. Eu Ar Ga Ri La/Le (But that's got more to do with Freedom Fries*) etc. I'll leave some others to you David *Leyland excepted of course. Oh yes. Leibniz. Last fiddled with by davieddy on 2011-01-01 at 17:35
 2011-01-01, 18:20 #2 davar55     May 2004 New York City 5×7×112 Posts How about Fe, Di, Me, Kn, and Ne ? That brings the number to at least ten.
2011-01-01, 18:32   #3
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

2×3×13×83 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by davar55 How about Fe, Di, Me, Kn, and Ne ? That brings the number to at least ten.
Yep.

There have been more than 26^2 "mathematicians", ergo
I didn't intend this thread to be a proposition from Wi.

Er...Da?

Last fiddled with by davieddy on 2011-01-01 at 19:08

 2011-01-02, 01:56 #4 davar55     May 2004 New York City 5·7·112 Posts I never met Er, but since we're examining on a last name basis, i don't know if i know Da. Wi don't Eu ask? Ru sure you want to extend this list? Go for it.
 2011-01-02, 06:39 #5 davieddy     "Lucan" Dec 2006 England 194A16 Posts Po, Ha, Pa, De, Wr
 2011-01-02, 07:42 #6 davieddy     "Lucan" Dec 2006 England 2×3×13×83 Posts Hi I've just revisited how to construct a square with the same area as a given rectangle. Can anyone see how this might help cutting up a rectangular slice of cheese so that it fits a square biscuit of the same area? David
2011-01-02, 12:34   #7
science_man_88

"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dartmouth NS

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by davieddy I've just revisited how to construct a square with the same area as a given rectangle. Can anyone see how this might help cutting up a rectangular slice of cheese so that it fits a square biscuit of the same area? David
could you go any more off topic ?

2011-01-02, 12:47   #8
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

2×3×13×83 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by science_man_88 could you go any more off topic ?
Hi

Yes: (I leave the reason to you).

Meantime, suppose the rectangle was 5 by 1.

David

"Puzzles" might be a more appropriate place for this thread.

Last fiddled with by davieddy on 2011-01-02 at 13:15

2011-01-02, 22:03   #9
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

2×3×13×83 Posts
Cheese and biscuits update

Quote:
 Originally Posted by davieddy I've just revisited how to construct a square with the same area as a given rectangle. Can anyone see how this might help cutting up a rectangular slice of cheese so that it fits a square biscuit of the same area? David
My cheese rectangles were 4 x 1, but the square biscuits had area 5.

Taking 5 slices of cheese, I made 3 cuts and successfully tiled 4 biscuits
with the resulting pieces.
Only one or two of them fell on the floor during consumption!

David.

Last fiddled with by davieddy on 2011-01-02 at 22:05

2011-01-03, 15:04   #10
davar55

May 2004
New York City

5×7×112 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by davieddy Po, Ha, Pa, De, Wr
Not so sure about these. Are they mathy or mathsy?

2011-01-03, 17:45   #11
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

145128 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by davieddy Po, Ha, Pa, De, Wr
Poisson, Poincare, Pomerance, Poncelet....
Hamilton, Hardy...
Pappus, Pascal...
Descartes, Dedekind, de Morgan, deMoivre...
Wronski, Wright...

Last fiddled with by davieddy on 2011-01-03 at 18:02

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