Math 121 tomb of diophantus

Math 121 tomb of diophantus - 1 2 his fathers allotted time...

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Math 121 The Tomb of Diophantus Here lies a great man. Mathematically his life is here on inscribed for all to witness: One quarter of his life was spent as a boy and a young man. Then when 1 7 of his life had passed he entered into matrimony, and 5 years later a son was born to him. Alas! When his son reached only
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Unformatted text preview: 1 2 his fathers allotted time on earth, death took him into its arms. To console himself over his sons death, he explored and then discovered this science of numbers during a period of 4 years, after which Diophantus passed into a better world. How old was he when he died?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course MTH 121 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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