Contents Chapter 1. A Baker’s Dozen 1 Math for math’s sake Chapter 2. Getting Closer to the Roots 15 Chapter 3. Mock Functions 19 Chapter 4. Meanderings of a Mathematical Proof 23 Chapter 5. All Roads Lead to Rome 25 Chapter 6. Secrets Hidden in Numbers 29 Chapter 7. Prime Time for Primes 33 Math applied to real life Chapter 8. Stamps and Coins 39 Chapter 9. On the (Un)Fairness of Queues 43 Chapter 10. Run or Walk on the Walkway? 47 Chapter 11. Suspicious Use of the Digit “9” 51 Chapter 12. The Letter Writers 55 vii
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