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Gauss and an Old Professor
Last Post 21 Feb 2012 07:29 AM by dgbradt. 1 Replies.
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rahul gopinath
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21 Feb 2012 03:37 AM
    There was a famous mathematician named Karl Friedrich Gauss. When he was young, he entered Gotinga University. One day he met an old professor, and spoke to him. They chatted, and the professor asked Gauss about his age.

    Gauss said: "The cube and the fourth power of my age contain each digit from 0 to 9 exactly once."

    The professor said: "Very good. It's good coincidence because the square and the cube of my age contain each digit from 0 to 9 exactly once."

    How old was Gauss, and how old was the professor ?
    dgbradt
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    21 Feb 2012 07:29 AM
    Gauss is 18 (5832 & 104976)
    professor is 69 (4761 & 328509)
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