Volume 40 - Issue 2 - January 2008

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From the Editor
   p. 49

Poincaré and his Infamous Conjecture
   Gareth Williams
   pp. 50-55

The Reflecting Properties of Parabolas
   Theodoros M. Valahas, Andreas Boukas
   pp. 56-58

Fibonacci Numbers from a Long Division Formula
   Abbas Roohol Amini
   pp. 59-61

Two Derivations of a Higher-Order Newton-Type Method
   Nathan Olson, Christopher Phillips, Jennifer Switkes
   pp. 62-66

How Much Money do You Need?
   Ian Short
   pp. 67-72

Euler's Litte Summation Formula and Sums of Powers
   Andrew Robertson, Thomas J. Osler
   pp. 73-76

The Mathematics Behind a Certain Card Trick
   Kalyaan M. Rao, K. P. S. Bhaskara Rao, M. Bhaskara Rao
   pp. 77-80

Mathematics in the Classroom
   pp. 80-84

Letter to the editor: Regular polygons
   Daniel Schultz
   p. 84

Letter to the editor: Rational approximation to square roots
   Bor-Yann Chen
   p. 85

Letter to the editor: Symmetrical Fibonacci products
   Alastair Summers
   pp. 86-87

Letter to the editor: The power rule for a real exponent
   Chan Wei Min
   p. 88

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 89-92

Book review: A Garden of Ingtegrals by F. Burk (MAA, 2007)
   p. 92

Book review: Experimental Number Theory by F. Villegas
   (Oxford University Press, 2007)
   p. 92

Book review: The Genius of Euler: Reflections of His Life and Work
   Edited by W. Dunham (MAA, 2007)
   p. 93

Book review: The Early Mathematics of Leonhard Euler by
   C. E. Sandifer (MAA, 2007)
   Alastair Summers
   pp. 93-94

Book review: The Magic Numbers of the Professor by O. O'Shea, 
   U. Dudley (MAA, 2007)
   Paul Belcher
   pp. 94-95

Book review: How Euler Did It by C. E. Sandifer (MAA, 2007)
   Alastair Summers
   p. 95