Volume 15


The mathematics taught in schools consists mainly of arithmetic, elementary algebra (linear and quadratic equations), some plane geometry, the elements of calculus (simple differentiation and integration), and possibly some statistics.

Here is a way to bamboozle your friends with your powers of clairvoyance.

All cricketers and cricket followers know that a medium pace bowler can swing a new or well-preserved cricket ball in flight.

Many people have said... Well, a few people have said... Someone once said that the trouble with the Government of this Fair land is that it is run by politicians, lawyers, trade unionists, nincompoops, ... (delete according to prejudice).

Let me begin by describing some of the basic properties of matrices.

Well, if we have spiralling inflation, why can't we have spiralling primes?

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein, the most famous scientist of recent times.

In answer to the question asked by Julian Abel in Parabola, Volume 15, Number 1, I am sending you a four-pointed star.

In Volume 15, Number 1, we left you with the following problem.

Q.429 Let $a$ be a positive integer. Prove that the fraction $(a^3 + 2a)/a^4 + 3a^2 + 1) is in its lowest terms.

Q.405 If $k$ and $N$ are positive integers with $k>1$, show that it is possible to find $N$ consecutive odd integers whose sum is $N^k$