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Conway and Doyle Can Divide by Three, But I Can't

Article by Patrick Lutz
  • Published in 2023
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Conway and Doyle have claimed to be able to divide by three. We attempt to replicate their achievement and fail. In the process, we get tangled up in some shoes and socks and forget how to multiply.

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ConwayandDoyleCanDividebyThreeButICant
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article
date_added
2023-09-29
date_published
2023-05-24

BibTeX entry

@article{ConwayandDoyleCanDividebyThreeButICant,
	key = {ConwayandDoyleCanDividebyThreeButICant},
	type = {article},
	title = {Conway and Doyle Can Divide by Three, But I Can't},
	author = {Patrick Lutz},
	abstract = {Conway and Doyle have claimed to be able to divide by three. We attempt to
replicate their achievement and fail. In the process, we get tangled up in some
shoes and socks and forget how to multiply.},
	comment = {},
	date_added = {2023-09-29},
	date_published = {2023-05-24},
	urls = {http://arxiv.org/abs/2309.11634v1,http://arxiv.org/pdf/2309.11634v1},
	collections = {attention-grabbing-titles,fun-maths-facts},
	url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/2309.11634v1 http://arxiv.org/pdf/2309.11634v1},
	year = 2023,
	urldate = {2023-09-29},
	archivePrefix = {arXiv},
	eprint = {2309.11634},
	primaryClass = {math.LO}
}