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Math/CS Club Talk: The Problem of the Misaddressed Mail

Join us for the next Math/CS Club talk.
  • What Math and Computer Science Mathematics Student Development
  • When Mar 03, 2015 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (GMT+0 / UTC0)
  • Where AC/2C07 -Mathematics & Computer Science: Conference Room
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 718-262-2551
  • Attendees Open to all (you do NOT have to be a math or CS major to attend).
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Title: The Problem of the Misaddressed Mail

Speaker: Dr. Lidia Gonzalez

Abstract:  Suppose someone writes 3 letters and writes the corresponding addresses on 3 envelopes. In how many different ways can all the letters be placed in the wrong envelope? What if there were 4 letters/envelopes? How about 5? 6? n? 

Join us as we explore what the great Leonhard Euler called, "a curious problem of combination theory."

This talk is self-contained (no prior knowledge of the topic is needed.)

Snacks will be provided