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Happy New Year in advance to everyone at MIF!

*Last edited by Agnishom (2012-12-27 20:40:13)*

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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**Happy New Year.**

I do have something 'up my sleeve' on 2013. But it'll spoil the surprise to reveal it now. You'll have to wait a few months.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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few months? Why not weeks?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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All will become clear, he said mysteriously.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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Is that a quotation from a novel?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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No, I just made it up. If it also occurs in a novel, it is a coincidence.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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OK I shall do a google

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

Thanks and Happy New Year to you too.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Interesting fact...2013 is the first year since 1987 to have 4 different numbers! Let's hope this year brings positive changes too!

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Other different-number years:

1987

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2031

2034

2035

and counting...

*Last edited by julianthemath (2012-12-31 19:01:07)*

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^^^Why this sort of a signature?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

Is that a good sign because it has 4 different digits?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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What do you mean by a ** good sign **?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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A good omen. An indication at least in some sense that it will be good.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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How do you recognise one?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not know. Except that over here it gets worse every year.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Over here

Do you mean the forum?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

No, the forum stays about the same. It took a dive down when I joined but since then it has remained constant.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Why? What had happened at that time?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**pellerinb****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-26
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Maybe 2013 is the smallest uninteresting number?

Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.

In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Well, that is an interesting property of the number 2013!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**pellerinb****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-26
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Hehe. Exactly.

Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.

In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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It only just started, let's give it a chance.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**pellerinb****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-26
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Anyone know how John Chew came up with this statement:

"2013 is the smallest number that is at least six added or subtracted squares of prime numbers."

in his webpage article, "How is 2013 interesting? Let us count the ways"?

*Last edited by pellerinb (2013-01-02 03:29:29)*

Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.

In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi pellerinb;

One way would be a large PSLQ.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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