Remember That Math Problem From ‘Good Will Hunting’? What a Cinch.

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This video comes from Brady Haran’s YouTube channel, “Numberphile”.  In it, James Grime – who is a mathematician at Cambridge University – makes the argument that the famed “damn near impossibly hard” chalkboard equation that no one was able to solve until the eponymous hero comes along in a janitor’s uniform, is actually a cinch.

Well, Grime isn’t exactly preaching to the choir.  For the rest of us not contemplating mathematical theory at a prestigious English university, the equation is still damn near impossibly hard.

source: Slate

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