IXOHOXI Magic Square

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.

IXOHOXI magic square

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The Paradox of Infinity

पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
“Removing infinity from infinity, leaves infinity”
– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
infinity minus infinity

Life, the Universe, and Maths

For years, mathematicians have worked to demonstrate that x3+y3+z3 = 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.

Sum of 3 cubes

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.

Prime Square