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A litany of ladders: easy problems with hard solutions

@inproceedings{McAndrew2017ALO,
  title={A litany of ladders: easy problems with hard solutions},
  author={Alasdair McAndrew},
  year={2017}
}
Mathematics is full of problems from the easy to the intractable; in fact it may be quite fairly said that mathematics is the study of problems. Some problems are straightforward enough to be used as student exercises; others are of a difficulty and complexity to occupy the attention of scholars all their lives. The purpose of this paper is to look at a few problems which are neither trivially easy nor impossibly difficult. These problems all have the similarity that in their classical… Expand

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