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Teen Solves 300-Year-Old Math Puzzle in Months

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FOX: An Iraqi-born 16-year-old reportedly has cracked a math puzzle that has gone unsolved for over 300 years.

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Mohamed Altoumaimi, who immigrated to Sweden six years ago, took only four months to find a formula that explains a sequence of calculations known as the Bernoulli numbers, a code that had stumped some of the best experts in the field, Agence France-Presse reported.

Altoumaimi said after his high school teachers were skeptical about his work he contacted professors at Uppsala University, one of Sweden's top institutions, who confirmed his formula was correct and offered him a place at the university, AFP reported.

The teen opted to continue his general studies but planned to take courses in advanced mathematics and physics this summer, AFP reported.

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Anonymous May 29, 2009, 1:21 PM

Thank goodness he chose to stay in high school (i’m assuming that’s what “general studies” means?). No need to rush childhood and go into college at 16…even if you are a genius, lol

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