Tag Archives: Mathematics

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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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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20 Excuses For Not Doing Your Math Homework

This is a list I made quite some time ago. Might as well publish it here. 1. Even Galileo didn’t know calculus, so why should I? 2. When I tried to reach my textbook, I could only reach half the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018! (And Mathematical Facts About 2018)

This numerical coincidence that I found is quite poetic. The way I see it, 20170 signifies the end of 2017. This is followed by a countdown which concludes with an exclamation welcoming 2018. Is this a sign of a good year … Continue reading

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An Ingenious Match Puzzle

Lay out six matches in the way depicted in the illustration. The objective is to shift one match without displacing the others so that the resulting arrangement would represent an arithmetical fraction equal to 1. You are not allowed to … Continue reading

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