## Repunit Primes

Write the digit “1” exactly 317 times, and you get a palindromic prime number. Moreover, 317 itself is a prime number! Continue reading “Repunit Primes”

## Visual Proof (sum of cubes)

The sum of the sequence of the first n cubes equals [n(n+1)/2]² as shown below:
1³+2³+3³+…+n³ = (1+2+3+…+n)² = [n(n+1)/2]² ## Infinite Pythagorean Triplets

Consider the following simple progression of whole and fractional numbers (with odd denominators):
1 1/3, 2 2/5, 3 3/7, 4 4/9, 5 5/11, 6 6/13, 7 7/15, 8 8/17, 9 9/19, …
Any term of this progression can produce a Pythagorean triplet, for instance:
4 4/9 = 40/9; the numbers 40 and 9 are the sides of a right triangle, and the hypotenuse is one greater than the largest side (40 + 1 = 41). ## Cauchy Product

A clever visualization of a Cauchy Product.
Each black square has value 1, each red square has value -1. Read more

## Fibonacci Spiral Jigsaw Puzzle

Each piece of this puzzle is similar (the same shape at a different size). The placement of the pieces is based on the golden angle (≈137.5º), and results in a pattern frequently found in nature (phyllotaxis), for instance on sunflowers. The puzzle features 8 spirals in one direction, and 13 in the other. You can build your own Fibonacci spiral puzzle by following John Edmark’s tutorial. ## Circles and Golden Ratio

The last digit of the numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence are cyclic, they form a pattern that repeats after every 60th number: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 3, 1, 4, 5, 9, 4, 3, 7, 0, 7, 7, 4, 1, 5, 6, 1, 7, 8, 5, 3, 8, 1, 9, 0, 9, 9, 8, 7, 5, 2, 7, 9, 6, 5, 1, 6, 7, 3, 0, 3, 3, 6, 9, 5, 4, 9, 3, 2, 5, 7, 2, 9, 1.

## Surprising Limit

Amazingly, this sequence of fractions converges to 0.70710678118…, or to be precise, to √2/2. The sequence is related to the Prouhet-Thue-Morse sequence. ## Sum of Infinite Power Series

Have a look at the two distinct sums of series of powers below.

Same procedure, different result accuracy levels… Can you guess what went wrong in the operation of fig. 2? Continue reading “Sum of Infinite Power Series”