Can a 16-year-old Be a Math Genius?

Can a 16-year-old Be a Math Genius?

There are 1 comment on the How Stuff Works story from May 30, 2012, titled Can a 16-year-old Be a Math Genius?. In it, How Stuff Works reports that:

Reports say that 16-year-old Shouryya Ray may have solved a centuries-old math problem.

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Menlo Park, CA

#1 May 31, 2012
This poor kid and his doting father have been made international fools and are today the laughing stock of the world! He did not prove anything. The 'impossibility' lies in provided explicit solutions to the position of the projectile as functions of time as a finite closed form expression. That's why they compute this numerically. So sad that he will be laughed at for the rest of his life on this planet. His father also looks like a fool which is really, really sad.

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