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A Trillion Triangles
September 22, 2009
An international team of mathematicians has resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem. The advance was made possible by a clever technique for multiplying large numbers. The numbers involved are so enormous that if their digits were written out by hand, they would stretch to the moon and back.
American Institute of Mathmatics
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