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NOT JUST FUN AND GAMES

NOT JUST FUN AND GAMES

Best known for inventing the game of Life, John H. Conway is adept at finding the theorems hidden in simple puzzles

April 1, 1999 — Mark Alpert
Epic Math Battles

Epic Math Battles

Which is larger: the number of Legos needed to build a life-size Egyptian pyramid or the number of trees on the earth? Test your estimation and calculation skills. Go to www.ScientificAmerican.com/may2016/epic-math

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Confronting Common Wisdom