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Controversy Over 140-Year-Old Math Problem 64

sciencehabit writes "British mathematician Darren Crowdy has been bragging all week about how he solved a 140-year-old math problem, as we discussed a few days ago. But three American mathematicians say they had the critical idea first."
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Controversy Over 140-Year-Old Math Problem

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