Volume 37 - Issue 3 - May 2005

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From the Editor
   pp. 97-98

Generalizing a Partition Problem
   Philip Maynard
   pp. 99-102

When Tweedledum and Tweedledee met Mr Fibonacci
   P. Glaister
   pp. 103-108

A Simple Geometric Construction of the Harmonic Mean
   of n Variables
   Jim Zeng, Thomas J. Osler
   pp. 109-111

The Probability of Scoring a Century in Cricket
   Graeme Cohen
   pp. 112-118

Square Roots by Subtraction
   Frazer Jarvis
   pp. 119-122

The Poisson and Exponential Distributions
   John C. B. Cooper
   pp. 123-125

Estimating the Eccentricity of the Earth's Orbit
   A. Tan
   pp. 126-130

Mathematics in the classroom
   p. 130

Letter to the Editor: Super π-day
   Bob Bertuello
   p. 131

Letter to the Editor: Maybe quantum mechanics is not so
   strange after all
   Sebastian Hayes
   p. 131

Letter to the Editor: Pascal's triangle
   A. D. Sands
   p. 132

Letter to the Editor: Three squares in arithmetic progression
   K. R. S. Sastry
   pp. 132-133

Letter to the Editor: Three squares in arithmetic progression
   M. A. Khan
   pp. 133-135

Letter to the Editor: Solutions to Diophantine equations
   Muneer Jebreel
   p. 135

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 136-139

Book review: Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, and Other
   Mathematical Explorations by K. Ball (Princeton University Press, 2003)
   Paul Belcher
   pp. 140-141

Book review: Writing Projects For Mathematics Courses: Crushed
   Clowns, Cars, and Coffee to Go by A. Crannell, G. LaRose, T. Ratliff,
   E. Rykken (MAA, 2004)
   Paul Belcher
   p. 141

Book review: Essentials of Mathematics by M. Hale (MAA, 2003)
   Frazer Jarvis
   pp. 141-142

Book review: Mathematics in Nature: Modelling Patterns in the
   Natural World by J. A. Adam (Princeton University Press, 2003)
   Paul Belcher
   p. 142

Book review: When Least is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered
   Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible
   by P. J. Nahin (Princeton University Press, 2004)
   Jonathan Smith
   p. 142

Book review: Proofs That Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial
   Proof by A. Benjaminm J. Quinn (MAA, 2003)
   Stuart Hall
   p. 143

Book review: USA and International Mathematical Olympiads 2003
   Edited by T. Andreescu, Z. Feng (MAA, 2004)
   p. 143