
 Can You Solve This Paradox? Mind Over Mathematics  Elementary Arithmetic 
  His arithmetic teacher had assigned the students, the mindbusying task of adding up the whole numbers, from 1 to 100. 
  The students were to do their calculations at their desks, on small slates, and, when finished, place their slates on a table in the middle of the room, so the slate of the first one finished, would be at the bottom of the pile. 
  He finds himself free to inquire anew, beginning first with those elementary principles, which, never simple (except to the simpleminded), unfold a rich bounty of profound ideas, if the underlying, seemingly subtle, paradoxes are sought out. 
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