Secret Quadratics

Once again, it’s Friday, and that can only mean one thing: another Wandering Mathematician post!  Today, I’m going to begin by stating that .  Feel free to play around with this equation for a while.  You can even try to solve it if you want — you should get .  (I did have to look … More Secret Quadratics

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I’m breaking my usual routine today to say Merry Christmas!  Wandering Mathematician updates will continue over the holidays and into the new year.  As a present to my wonderful readers, I’m giving you some interesting facts about the numbers , , and . is the fifth square number.  It is two less than .  Any … More 25