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    “... mathematics is only the art of saying the same thing in different words” - B. Russell

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    You getting bored in the corner?
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    ViHart

    She is quite wonderful. Vi now works for Kahn Accademy.
    I hope to meet her some day, but with my luck, she'll be
    wearing gloves and I won't recognize her
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    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Her rapid-fire speech reminds me of my ex-wife, except Vi doesn't speak in circles and actually has something interesting to say.
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    I was introduced to hexaflexagons a half-century ago
    in Martin Gardner's first Scientific American book.

    I cut equilateral triangles from file-folder stock
    and used surgical tape for the hinges.
    I still have them and they work fine.

    If you can follow her rapid-fire instructions,
    give them a try. .They are fascinating!

    (Note the nail polish on her left hand.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkFL View Post
    Her rapid-fire speech reminds me of my ex-wife, except Vi doesn't speak in circles and actually has something interesting to say.
    You really miss your ex ... but your aim is getting better
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Martin Gardner's Article on HexaFlexagon ..... gone ...... goneaway

    Quote Originally Posted by soroban View Post

    I was introduced to hexaflexagons a half-century ago
    in Martin Gardner's first Scientific American book.
    The entire chapter is the first one in this book, and it (this chapter) is all online at google books:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=QpP...ed=0CDAQ6AEwAA
    “... mathematics is only the art of saying the same thing in different words” - B. Russell

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