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
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