# mathematics

## A collection of 14 posts

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The Potato Paradox is a really weird mathematical paradox that I found in Alexander Kruel's newsletter [https://axisofordinary.substack.com/p/the-most-counterintuitive-facts-in]. Here's the description of the paradox from Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_paradox]: > Fred brings home 100 kg of potatoes,

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## The Future of Reading Depends on the Future of Learning Difficult to Learn Things

My takeaway from Alan Kay's 2013 article [http://www.vpri.org/pdf/future_of_reading.pdf] was that in the future it will be important to invest time into learning deep, complex skills that help us navigate a more complex world. A great example

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## A Bizarre Mathematical Result

Via [https://fermatslibrary.com/s/pick-the-largest-number]the Fermat's Library, a paper that describes a really strange mathematical result: * Write two distinct numbers on slips of paper and give them face down to a friend. * Your friend chooses one slip at random and looks at

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## The Fourth Dimension

This simulation [https://ciechanow.ski/tesseract/] demonstrates the tesseract, which is roughly speaking a four dimensional cube. i.e., just as a cube (a three dimensional object) is made of six equally sized squares (two dimensional object), the tesseract is an object in four

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