by Create A Test Team
Many numbers are interesting for their specific properties, for example:
the smallest even prime number
2! = 2
a Fibonacci number
= 5 x 5 - A square.
= 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9
= 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7
= 3 squared + 4 squared - A square number which is the sum of two square numbers.
a prime number
the smallest number impossible to make with three darts
Some numbers are ‘uninteresting’ because they don’t possess any properties similar to the above.
There is an anecdote about the mathematician Ramanujan and interesting (or uninteresting) numbers. Ramanujan was an outstanding Indian mathematician with little formal training who worked wi...
Interesting numbers, Uninteresting numbers, Hardy, Ramanujan, Square numbers, Prime numbers