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RUMA Lectures

The Grandmother of all Algorithms

Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University

Location:  HILL 425
Date & time: Monday, 02 October 2017 at 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Abstract: The Euclidean algorithm is even older than Euclid, but is still useful after all these years! One recent application is for making up many examples where using the wrong method for simplifying fractions lead to the correct answer, like 16/64=1/4 obtained by "canceling out" the digit 6 from the top and bottom.

[Joint work with Professor Shalosh B. Ekhad].

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