By Stephen Meskin
As with many mathematical concepts, “squaring the circle” has become a metaphor, in this case for something impossible to do. The ancient Greeks asked if by using a straight-edge and compass one could draw a square with the same area as a given circle in a finite number of steps.
By Joshua Feldman
When not writing or grading puzzles for Contingencies, for the past few years I have had a second extracurricular actuarial activity take up my time: I am the president of the Central State Actuarial Forum (CSAF), a proud affiliate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.