Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Prime New Year



Is this cool or what?

Happy Mathematical New Year: 2011 Is The Sum Of 11 Consecutive Prime Numbers

Fascinating.

3 Comments:

At January 18, 2011 3:06 PM, Blogger Jan said...

I can't even begin to understand this, but I will take your word that it's cool.

 
At January 18, 2011 3:51 PM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: That's OK. I'll make it easy.
A prime number is a number that can can only be divided into equally by 1 and itself. These are the numbers that don't play well with others.

That 11 CONSECUTIVE (key word which I don't know how to put into italics) prime numbers add up to 2011 is one of those wonderfully quirky things that some of us love about math.

 
At January 19, 2011 10:04 AM, Blogger cube said...

*crickets chirping*

*crickets chirping*

This is what I get for posting about math.

 

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