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Finding solutions to thousand year old problem

Submitted by Rose Choi on November 1, 2009 - 3:00am

Graduate student Robert Bradshaw is part of an international group of mathematicians who have resolved the first one trillion cases of a thousand year old mathematics problem: Which whole numbers can be the area of a right-angled triangle whose sides are whole numbers or fractions? See the Unversity Week article and American Institute of Mathematics press release for further details.