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Maths Whizz Solves a Master's Riddle

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Terence Tao, UCLA

Terence Tao was alerted to the solution of a long-standing number-theory problem by a comment on his blog.

Credit: Richard Hartog/Los Angeles Times/Getty

A mathematical puzzle that resisted solution for more than 80 years — including computerized attempts to crack it — seems to have yielded to a single mathematician.

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