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Is 196 a Lychrel Number?

Is 196 a Lychrel Number?

Mathematical revelation is often manifested in the emergence of imagination inspired by simple truths.   From cups of coffee and the clacking of chalk, generalizations leap from eraser-smudged boards into the fabric of physical reality.  The legendary mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss once said, “Mathematics is concerned only with the enumeration and comparison of relations.”   This notion [...]

October 1, 2013 — Avery Carr