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Release Message: The number of points of intersection of two higher-order curves can be greater than the number of arbitrary points needed to define one such curve. Authored by Gabriel Cramer.

Description: In mathematics, Cramer's paradox is the statement that the number of points of intersection of two higher-order curves can be greater than the number of arbitrary points that are usually needed to define one such curve. It is named after the Swiss mathematician Gabriel Cramer. It has become known as Cramer's paradox after featuring in his 1750 book Introduction l'analyse des lignes courbes alg briques, although Cramer quoted Maclaurin as the source of the statement