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Soviet Street Mathematics: Landau’s License Plate Game

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Correspondence to Harun Šiljak.

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This column is a place for those bits of contagious mathematics that travel from person to person in the community, because they are so elegant, surprising, or appealing that one has an urge to pass them on.

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Šiljak, H. Soviet Street Mathematics: Landau’s License Plate Game. Math Intelligencer 40, 64–66 (2018).

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