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Seven Bridges of Konigsberg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Seven Bridges of Konigsberg is a famous solved mathematics problem inspired by an actual place and situation. The city ofKonigsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia) is set on the Pregel River, and included two large islands which were connected to each other and the mainland by seven bridges. The question is whether it is possible to walk with a route that crosses each bridge exactly once, and return to the starting point. In 1736, Leonhard Euler proved that it was not possible. Circa 1750, the prosperous and educated townspeople allegedly walked about on Sundays trying to solve the problem, but this might be an urban legend. ,_ .... __ ._. _-_ ... _-_.__ . . _ ...._. ... _ -- _ . --_ ._-,. .,.,,-_. __ .... ,.'-- -- --_._--_ .•. . -, I Contents , ; I ! • 1 Euler's solution i • 2 Significance in the history of mathematics ! • 3 Present state of the bridges
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course MAP 2303 taught by Professor Bramson during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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