Thursday, April 27, 2017

Math-O'Logics: Classic Partitioning Problem

MOD Filipina Vol. 21 No. 921, April 28, 1989
On the front cover: Precious Bernadette V. Tongko
On the back cover: Robert Jaworski for the Nescafe Master Roast print ads

In this MOD Filipina April 28, 1989 issue’s “Math-O’Logics” (p. 39), a classic partitioning (share of coconuts) problem is featured, which is in the realm of Diophantine equation. This is courtesy of Engr. Edward Y.C. Tan’s column “Math-E-Magic” published in the Thomasian Engineer. Vol. 20 No. 1, July 1978.

“Happy is he who has found wisdom, he who has acquired understanding, for wisdom is more profitable than silver, and the gain she brings is better than gold!” – Proverbs 3:13-14, The Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha.

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