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Harry Lewis recalls Bill Gates and the pancake problem

As a College sophomore Gates presented a solution to the problem of how to sort and stack pancakes (NPR)

Before Bill Gates became a household name, he went to Harvard. His sophomore year, he was assigned a complicated mathematics problem captured his interest, which — no surprise — he solved. His paper on the solution was published, and until recently it remained the best solution to that problem: stacking pancakes.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92236781&ft=1&f=3

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