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From Sheila MacIntyre, Aberdeen University, asks for Turing's help with a problem in Interpolation Theory (which she describes in detail) and whether could be solved by a computing machine. Turing provides an explanation of how she could solve the problem, but not optimistic about using the Mark I in the next six months to solve this problem; they are not in a position to do the programming for her and could only offer "a little advice".