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|You have probably heard the old riddle about the man going to St Ives, but it seems that it may be older than you think!"
As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. The seven wives had seven sacks and the seven sacks had seven cats. The seven cats had seven mice. Wives, sacks, cats, mice: how many were going to St. Ives?
Can you identify the mathematicians?
When you think of spies and secret agents, you probably wouldn’t think of mathematics. Some of the most famous code breakers in history have been mathematicians.
This short article gives an outline of the origins of Morse code and its inventor and how the frequency of letters is reflected in the code they were given.