Mathematicians born on this day:
1707 : Buffon |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1682 : Caramuel |

Georges Buffon | Ludwig Sylow | George Pólya |

**George Pólya** (1887 - 1985)

If there is a problem you can't solve, then there is an easier problem you can't solve: find it.

*How to Solve It* (Princeton 1945).

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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