Volume 42 - Issue 3 - May 2010

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From the Editor
   p. 101

Numbers by the Dots
   Russell Euler, Cathy George, Jawad Sadek
   pp. 102-106

What is the Probability that the Final Person on the
   Aircraft Sits in his own Seat?
   Paul Belcher
   pp. 107-110

Stirling Numbers
   M. A. Khan
   pp. 111-114

Caught up in a Box
   Prithwijit De
   pp. 115-121

Trigonometric Functions and Fibonacci and Lucas Arrays
   Thomas Koshy
   pp. 122-128

The Story of le pli cacheté, Number 11.668, or did Wolfgang
   Doeblin's Discoveries Include a Version of Itô's Formula?
   David Forfar
   pp. 129-133

The Big Mac® and the Gamma Distribution 
   John C. B. Cooper
   pp. 134-136

Mathematics in the classroom
   p. 137

Letter to the Editor: Patterns in powers
   Alastair Summers
   p. 138

Letter to the Editor: Sums of rational cubes
   Bob Bertuello
   p. 139

Letter to the Editor: Comparison of the rational mean and
   Newton-Raphson convergence
   Alastair Summers
   pp. 139-141

Letter to the Editor: The sum of the first n squares
   Abbas Rouholamini Gugheri
   p. 142

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 143-146

Book review: Problems from Murray Klamkin
   Edited by A. Lui, B. Shawyer (MAA, 2009)
   p. 147

Book review: The Loom of God: Mathematical Tapestris at the 
   Edge of Time by C.A. Pickover (Plenum Press, 1997)
   George Bignall
   p. 147

Other books received:
   A Trigonometric Primer: From Elementary to Advanced Trigonometry 
   by K. Zealator (Brainstorm Fantasia Inc., 2005) 
   Statistical Practice in Business and Industry Edited by S. Coleman,
   T. Greenfield, D.Stewardson, D.C. Montgomery (John Wiley, 2008) 
   Introduction to Meta-Analysis by M. Borenstein, L. V. Hedges,  
   J. P. T. Higgins, H. R. Rothstein (John Wiley, 2009) 
   p. 147

Index to Volumes 40 - 42
   pp. 148-151