# Category Archives: Mathematics

## Curious Number Patterns #2

Interesting Patterns 777² = 603729 (603 + 729)/2 = 666 Doing a similar procedure for 666, 666² = 443556 except that we don’t divide the sum of the two 3-digit groups by 2. 443 + 556 = 999 Same procedure … Continue reading

## Ambiguous Profit

It’s been quite a while isn’t it? In my last post, I said that I’d be gone for a week but it turned out to be almost four months. During the last few months, I had to deal with some … Continue reading

## The Fifteen Ball Puzzle

Can you arrange 15 billiard balls to form a “difference triangle” in the usual triangular configuration, that is, the arrangement that you would see before the start of a game of pool? The number 1 through 15 is arranged in … Continue reading

## The Sixth Power Problem

Only using digits 0 to 9 (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) once, can you form three numbers a, b and c so that the sixth power of c is equal to the sum of a and b?

## Random Joke #2: What’s 2 Plus 2

An engineer, a mathematician, a logician, a lawyer and an accountant apply for the position of manager of a large division. To determine who’s the most suitable applicant, the interviewer asked each of them to answer this question: “What’s 2 … Continue reading

## The Missing Leprechaun Puzzle

At first, there were 15 leprechauns when the three pieces of the puzzle pieces were put together. However, after swapping the two smaller pieces, there are now only 14 leprechauns left. One of the leprechauns has vanished! So, how is … Continue reading

## A Curious Property Of The Square Root Of 2

One day, while doing some calculations involving the square root of 2, of which you’d most likely find boring, I discovered a little curiosity involving the square root of 2 by chance. Multiply by 1, 2, 3 and so on … Continue reading