20110101, 17:20  #1 
"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 20110101 at 17:35 
20110101, 18:20  #2 
May 2004
New York City
5×7×11^{2} Posts 
How about
Fe, Di, Me, Kn, and Ne ? That brings the number to at least ten. 
20110101, 18:32  #3  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2×3×13×83 Posts 
Quote:
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 20110101 at 19:08 

20110102, 01:56  #4 
May 2004
New York City
5·7·11^{2} 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. 
20110102, 06:39  #5 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
194A_{16} Posts 
Po, Ha, Pa, De, Wr

20110102, 07:42  #6 
"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 
20110102, 12:34  #7 
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dartmouth NS
8418_{10} Posts 

20110102, 12:47  #8 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2×3×13×83 Posts 
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 20110102 at 13:15 
20110102, 22:03  #9  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2×3×13×83 Posts 
Cheese and biscuits update
Quote:
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 20110102 at 22:05 

20110103, 15:04  #10 
May 2004
New York City
5×7×11^{2} Posts 

20110103, 17:45  #11 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
14512_{8} Posts 
Poisson, Poincare, Pomerance, Poncelet....
Hamilton, Hardy... Pappus, Pascal... Descartes, Dedekind, de Morgan, deMoivre... Wronski, Wright... Last fiddled with by davieddy on 20110103 at 18:02 
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