When Math Gets Impossibly Hard

When Math Gets Impossibly Hard
Heather Howard/The News Herald via AP

We like to say that anything is possible. In Norton Juster's novel The Phantom Tollbooth, the king refuses to tell Milo that his quest is impossible because “so many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.” In reality, however, some things are impossible, and we can use mathematics to prove it.

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