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(Message started by: nakli on Oct 11th, 2011, 7:24am)

Title: Jewish Problems (& solutions)
Post by nakli on Oct 11th, 2011, 7:24am
tl;dr - Some thought-provoking math questions of high-school level.

This is a special collection of problems that were given to select applicants during oral entrance exams to the math department of Moscow State University. These problems were designed to prevent Jews and other undesirables from getting a passing grade. Among problems that were used by the department to blackball unwanted candidate students, these problems are distinguished by having a simple solution that is difficult to find. Using problems with a simple solution protected the administration from extra complaints and appeals. This collection therefore has mathematical as well as historical value.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1110.1556v1

Title: Re: Jewish Problems (& solutions)
Post by ThudnBlunder on Oct 11th, 2011, 9:17am
Thanks for that, nakil.  :)

Title: Re: Jewish Problems (& solutions)
Post by nakli on Oct 13th, 2011, 4:11am
Welcome Sir !  :)

The main link is http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.1556 .

(And the name is Nakli, which means 'fake' in Hindi )

Title: Re: Jewish Problems (& solutions)
Post by fizyka on Dec 6th, 2011, 4:25pm
I think the tittle is very offended :P
But it's ok when comes to riddles :))

Title: Re: Jewish Problems (& solutions)
Post by wakiza33 on Sep 10th, 2014, 9:06am
Awesome, thanks for sharing.

Title: Re: Jewish Problems (& solutions)
Post by gitanas on Jun 21st, 2016, 5:38am
Thanks for the awesome link!



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