An Interesting Math Problem And Bollywood Connection

I came across an interesting Math problem and thought of sharing it here. It's called "3x + 1" or The Collatz Conjecture. The Collatz Conjecture is the simplest math problem no one can solve — it is easy enough for almost anyone to understand but notoriously difficult to solve. Here is an interesting video on... Continue Reading →

Happy B’day John Venn!

Mathematician John Venn was born 187 years ago on 4th August! 🎂 A Venn diagram is an illustration that uses circles to show the relationships among things or finite groups of things. Circles that overlap have a commonality while circles that do not overlap do not share those traits. Venn diagrams help to visually represent... Continue Reading →

Nilkantha Bhanu Prakash On Riemann Hypothesis

I love mathematics - the recreational mathematics in particular. I regularly watch Matt Parker and Numberphile video channels on Youtube and am always in search of new interesting videos. Interestingly, I found an interesting Math interview at very unusual place - on a podcast of a stand-up comedian. If you like Mathematics, as I do,... Continue Reading →

Happy Perfect Number Day!

Today is Perfect Number Day! A Perfect Number is a number whose factors add up to the same number. For example, 6 is a Perfect Number because the factors of 6 (= 1+2+3) add up to 6. The next Perfect number is 28 (= 1+2+4+7+14). Yes, you guessed it right! That's why 6/28 i.e. 28th... Continue Reading →

February 2021: Perfect Rectangle Month

This year February is an exact rectangle because it starts on a Monday and it’s not a leap year. But it’s not as rare as I see people claiming (every 200 years apparently‽), it’s about every 10 years. The previous was 2010 and the next is 2027. Courtesy: Matt Parker, Mathematician

Magic of 21!

Maths is fun! Today is the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century! To celebrate here is a 21 by 21 magic square which has a magic total of 21.

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