Category Archives: Mathematics

An Obvious Theorem

The last theorem in John H. Conway’s book, On Numbers and Games (1976), is: Theorem 100: This is the last theorem in this book. (The proof is obvious.) Advertisements

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A Contrived Math In Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark

In Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, the Butcher wanted to convince the Beaver that two plus one is equal to three, and he did it the “easy” way: Taking Three as the subject to reason about — A convenient … Continue reading

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The Curious Collatz Conjecture

Select any whole number greater than zero then perform the following operation: If the number is even, divide it by 2. If the number is odd, multiply it by 3 and add 1. It’s said that if you continue to … Continue reading

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Curious Number Patterns #6: 323323, 19683 & Other Miscellaneous Curiosities

Curious Number 323323 Besides being a palindromic number, 323323 has some other cool properties. For example, it is equal to 7 × 11 × 13 × 17 × 19, which are consecutive primes. It’s also equal to the sum of … Continue reading

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The First One Million Digits Of Pi

Here’s a site with a strange name (arguably, in this context, not so) that shows the first one million digits of π. The site is: http://3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592.com The exact web address that contains the one million digits of π is:

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Learn Fun Facts’ Monthly Miscellany, January 2018

As if there’s not series on Learn Fun Facts, I decided to start another one. To tell you the truth, I’m still not sure what in the world should I should write here. So any suggestions are welcome. I suppose … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Math Booths

I went to a math conference, and they had booths set up for several different branches of mathematics so students could learn about them. Unfortunately, the topology booth was closed, the algebra booth was way out in a field, and … Continue reading

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