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Poppy Seed Bagel Math

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Poppy Seed Bagel Math

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Poppy Seed Bagel Math

Poppy Seed Bagel Math

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Mathematician Ed Saff of Vanderbilt University has discovered a new way to solve a complex — if trivial — mathematical dilemma: how to spread poppy seeds evenly across a bagel. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about his solution.