Maths related birthday card
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Maths related birthday card
So, one of my friend's 17th birthday is comming up and he finds pointeless maths ammusing, so i wanted to do something fun with the number 17. Basically I would like a way of expressing it in a pointlessly complicated way.
I thought possibly trying to express it in base 3.5 (I have no idea if thats even possible, Im young and inexperienced with maths) but a lot of paper later I couldnt get a nice way of writing it.
Basically I'm asking for any suggestions you guys might have.
thanks.
I thought possibly trying to express it in base 3.5 (I have no idea if thats even possible, Im young and inexperienced with maths) but a lot of paper later I couldnt get a nice way of writing it.
Basically I'm asking for any suggestions you guys might have.
thanks.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17_(number) to the rescue! Loads of interesting stuff about 17 there.
I would completely fill the card with as many different representations as I could, plus lots of interesting facts about it. Similar to the famous Trainspotting poster  far too much writing for the available space.
I would completely fill the card with as many different representations as I could, plus lots of interesting facts about it. Similar to the famous Trainspotting poster  far too much writing for the available space.

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How about 17 in base 2i? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaterimaginary_base
Shadowfish wrote:How about 17 in base 2i? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaterimaginary_base
Damn you. I read that as I move my mouse over the reply button to suggest it.
I also support the idea of TeXing his card.
"Wile E. Coyote was a theoretical mathematician."  Leliel
"Modern life can be so boring without elements of the bizarre or the fantastical. Hence, we have steampunk."  Me
"Modern life can be so boring without elements of the bizarre or the fantastical. Hence, we have steampunk."  Me
TeXing it refers to typesetting it in TeX. For bonus points, you could send the source instead of the finished document.
For 17 in base 2i, let me think for a moment.
If my calculations are correct, 10001 (1 16, 1 1) should do it.
For 17 in base 2i, let me think for a moment.
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1 2i 4 8i 16
1 0 0 0 1
If my calculations are correct, 10001 (1 16, 1 1) should do it.
"Wile E. Coyote was a theoretical mathematician."  Leliel
"Modern life can be so boring without elements of the bizarre or the fantastical. Hence, we have steampunk."  Me
"Modern life can be so boring without elements of the bizarre or the fantastical. Hence, we have steampunk."  Me
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