Happy New Year 2019! (And Mathematical Facts About 2019)

Time by moments steals away, First the hour, and then the day; Small the daily loss appears, Yet it soon amounts to years. — John Newton, The Works of the Rev. John Newton, 1827 As the new year approaches, so is the second anniversary of Learn Fun Facts. But before that, let’s examine some numerical […]

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A Palindromic Magic Square for the Year 2019

The above 4 × 4 magic square only has the digits 2, 0. 1, and 9 (from the year 2019) and as a bonus, the four digits in its upper-left section form “2019”. It has a magic sum of 132. This means the sums of the magic square’s columns, rows, and diagonals are all equal […]

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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 ahead? Who knows. It’s difficult to rely on numbers to answer this kind of question. After […]

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Random Joke #8: Exam Result

An ill-prepared college student taking a math exam just before Christmas vacation wrote on his paper, “Only God knows the answers to these questions. Merry Christmas!” The professor graded the papers and wrote this note: “God gets 100, you get 0. Happy New Year!” — Millard Dale Baughman, Teacher’s Treasury of Stories for Every Occasion, […]

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