tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post6116946710163740731..comments2024-07-14T17:05:42.915-05:00Comments on Computational Complexity: Interesting properties of the number 24 on someone's 24th wedding anniversaryLance Fortnowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06752030912874378610noreply@blogger.comBlogger10125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-10096661479755316682016-01-22T22:57:10.499-06:002016-01-22T22:57:10.499-06:0024 is my birth date! I also wish to get get marrie...24 is my birth date! I also wish to get get married on the sameWedding Scroll Invitationshttps://www.123weddingcards.com/scroll-wedding-cards-invitationsnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-6006537100644108782015-09-01T16:56:30.044-05:002015-09-01T16:56:30.044-05:00And this generalizes to the following result:
Thm...And this generalizes to the following result:<br /><br />Thm<br />All natural numbers are interesting.<br /><br />Pf.<br />We proceed by contradiction. Let S be the set of non-interesting natural numbers. By the well ordering-principle it follows that S has a minimum element, call it n. Thus n is the smallest number for which there is nothing interesting. This makes n interesting, a contradiction.<br />qed<br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-7744750025764000772015-08-27T12:46:03.381-05:002015-08-27T12:46:03.381-05:00We were married on the 24th because it's 4 fac...We were married on the 24th because it's 4 factorial. And we made a bigger deal of our 24th anniversary than our 25th. Although, you got my wife's name wrong; it's Liz, not Alice.Bob Hearnhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01351956832733163825noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-7604409311618267942015-08-25T08:45:36.104-05:002015-08-25T08:45:36.104-05:00It looks like 239 also requires 9 cubes: https://p...It looks like 239 also requires 9 cubes: https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.bams/1183502007Billhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14682018076133051500noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-21614953148521819952015-08-24T19:27:04.197-05:002015-08-24T19:27:04.197-05:00"The least number that it has no interesting ..."The least number that it has no interesting fact about is 95,"<br /><br />How interesting. It is the first number where the only thing interesting about it is there is nothing interesting about it.<br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-50496096165943514582015-08-24T14:34:03.151-05:002015-08-24T14:34:03.151-05:00I had asked a question on MathOverflow about the e...I had asked a question on MathOverflow about the existence of "boring" numbers, which are numbers that don't satisfy a Diophantine equation with small coefficients and degree. It was closed for being vague, but I suspect that something can be done with the idea.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-25059536355162342832015-08-24T09:32:17.231-05:002015-08-24T09:32:17.231-05:00(This is bill gasarch)
Yes: a^2 means a squared.
1...(This is bill gasarch)<br />Yes: a^2 means a squared.<br />1^2 + 2^2 + 3^2 + 4^2 + 5^2 + ... + 24^2 = 70^2Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-63989783515109455472015-08-24T08:34:20.466-05:002015-08-24T08:34:20.466-05:00It is their last factorial anniversary!It is their last factorial anniversary!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-37370796068760128102015-08-23T22:48:16.101-05:002015-08-23T22:48:16.101-05:00Point number 3 is not clear exactly.
Does this mea...Point number 3 is not clear exactly.<br />Does this means adding the squares upto 24^2 ?Sumit Jaiswalhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16533346665115294891noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-87017645659513885092015-08-23T22:27:08.048-05:002015-08-23T22:27:08.048-05:0024 is also one of the most enjoyable math games I ...24 is also one of the most enjoyable math games I know. Wikipedia describes it as a card game, but I generally just play it with whichever four numbers are available.<br />https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_GameAndy Parrishhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12252029594014518238noreply@blogger.com