Friday, 22 April 2011

Solution Spoiler to the Ball Problem on April 22

 from the Events section of "On This Day in Math - April 22"

In the century and a half between 1725 and 1875, the French fought and won a certain battle on 22 April of one year, and 4382 days later, also on 22 April, they gained another victory. The sum of the digits of the years is 40. Find the years of the battles. For a solution see Ball’s Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 11th edition, p. 27. *VFR

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