Königsberg Bridges

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The bridges problem, produced by Mathigon, was devised by Leonard Euler (1707 - 1783), a Swiss Mathematician living in the town of Königsberg, Russia. Königsberg was divided into four different areas by the river Pregel. There were seven bridges. Euler asked whether it was possible to walk around Königsberg crossing each bridge once but no bridge more than once. This classic network problem is a great illustration of how mathematics can be used to prove what is and is not possible and explain why.

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