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Joyful Complexities: Happy Putnam Day!

Yesterday I had to have my sixteen-year-old daughter try to translate her teacher’s fall term comments for me: “What’s a Webster apportionment method?” I pretended to understand her answer, then ventured, “What the heck is a planar pentavalent graph?”  Ultimately … Continue reading

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