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# How many colors does it take to color a map so no two regions have the same color?

How many colors does it take to color a map so no two regions have the same color?. Four Color Theorem ( Guthrie’s Problem). 1… 2… 3… 4…!. A Little History…. Francis Guthrie, in 1852 was the first to put the four color theorem into words. While coloring a map of counties of England

## How many colors does it take to color a map so no two regions have the same color?

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1. How many colors does it take to color a map so no two regions have the same color?

2. A Little History… Francis Guthrie, in 1852 was the first to put the four color theorem into words. While coloring a map of counties of England He noticed that only four colors were needed.

3. Defining the Four Color Theorem Any map can in a plane can be colored with only four colors so that now regions having a common boundary have the same color. Those regions that have only a point in common are not considered to have shared boundaries.

4. The four color theorem is a mathematical brainteaser that can be appreciatedby non-mathematicians as well as mathematicians.

5. Computer Controversy In 1976 , the conjecture was apparently proven by Wolfgang Haken and Kenneth Appel with the aid of a computer. The proof of the four color theorem is a doorway to some interesting questions about the role of human minds and computing machines in mathematics.

6. Consider the coloring of geographical maps, is the problem basically a topological problem? Yes, in that it depends only on the connectives between the countries, not on their specific shapes, sizes, or positions.

7. Flash! -Mathematical Breakthrough! In December 2004, Dr. George Gonthier removed last doubts about the proof of the Four Color Theorem.

8. Contributors Wendy Cozart Dr. Geo. Gonthier Nancy Lutz Thelma Mayes August F. Mobius Kristen Ochs M. Lynne Ryan ToniAnne Tillotson

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