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# Category Archives: base 10

## Stupid Numbers, Fun Irrationals

I promised in a previous post (Does pi follow a pattern?) that I would have more to say in a future post about what I call “fun” irrational numbers; Numbers that one of my professors once called “stupid.” Here it … Continue reading

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## An alien is thinking of a number…

…and you have to guess what it is. You were captured by a malevolent alien, who would really like to eat you for dinner. He told you his name, but since it is unpronounceable to humans, you like to call … Continue reading

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## Synchronicity

I first heard the word synchronicity when I was sitting in an airport, waiting for a plane, working on this math problem (for fun) and over-hearing a man’s cell phone conversation. I thought that it was a good word for … Continue reading