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A 20-sided die from Roman times.

MAT 160 Mathematical Problems & Games
Spring 2010

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There are many other problem books that you can find in the library. You are not required to buy any of these books since we are not going to follow a specific text closely, but it is useful to have a couple of them as a reference. If you come across any others on your own, please bring them to our attention.

Here is a good geometry puzzle which is accessible to anyone who knows how to compute the area of a triangle.

Here are 3 single Roman dice (first centuries AD), made of various materials, that were recently for sale on eBay. Do these dice satisfy the modern requirement that pips on opposite faces add up to 7?

Anthony Phillips
Math Dept SUNY Stony Brook
tony at
January 3, 2010