The neat magic square featured on this stamp was created by Brazilian mathematician Inder Taneja. This square, called IXOHOXI magic square, not only shows common properties like other magic squares, as well as being pandiagonal, but also include extra properties such as symmetries, rotations and reflections.

## The Paradox of Infinity

## Magic Inscribed Lotus

Indian mathematician Nārāyaṇa (1356) is the originator of the “Inscribed Lotus” (*Padma Vrtta*, a magic diagram constructed with the numbers of the 12×4 magic rectangle), in which every group of 12 numbers has the same sum **294**.

## A Paradoxical Zero-Length Hypotenuse

A strange right-triangle involving the unit imaginary number *i*

## Four Constants in Four 4’s

The infamous problem of representing numbers with four 4’s appeared for the first time in 1881 in a London science journal. In 2001, a team of mathematicians from Harvey Mudd College found that we can even get four 4’s to approximate four notable constants: the ** number e**,

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**π***, and*

**acceleration of gravity***.*

**Avogadro’s number**## Math Hack of the Day: 66 + 99 = ?

Maths à la De Funès…

## Life, the Universe, and Maths

For years, mathematicians have worked to demonstrate that *x*^{3}+*y*^{3}+*z*^{3} = *k*, where *k* is defined as the numbers from 1 to 100. This theory is true in all cases except for an unproven exception: 42.

By 2016 and over a million hours of computation later, researchers of the UK’s Advanced Computing Research Center had its solution for 42.

More intriguing number facts **here**.

## Prime Square

3,139,971,973,786,634,711,391,448,651,577,269,485,891,759,419,122,938,744,591,877,656,925,789,747,974,914,319,422,889,611,373,939,731 produces reversible primes in each row, column and diagonal when distributed in a 10×10 square.

Diagram by HT Jens Kruse Andersen.

## Mirror Squares

## Inverse Powers of Phi

Summation of Alternating Inverse Powers of Phi…