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A research award has been given to Ray for his efforts and he has been labelled a genius by the German media, but "curiosity and schoolboy naivety" was what the young lad put it down to.

"when it was explained to us by our teacher that the problem had no solutions, I thought to myself, 'well, there's no harm in trying"', he said.

the problem was posed by newton,relating to the movement of projectiles through the air, in the seventeenth century. only partial solutions had been offered by mathematicians until now.

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2014-12-14T13:47:04+05:30
Ray got the research award for his efforts and German media has labeled him as a genius, but "curiosity and schoolboy naivety" was what the young lad put it down to.
 "When the teacher explained us that the problem had no solutions, I thought to myself, 'well, there's no harm in trying"', he said.

Newton posed the problem, relating to the movement of projectiles through the air, in the seventeenth century. Until now, mathematicians had offered only partial solutions ntil now.
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