Some Tertiary Facts about Three

Three is a rough approximation of pi. This approximation was used by ancient engineers who didn’t mind the odd toppling. ▲ Three is the first Fermat prime number, just in case you have a box of Fermat prime numbers and want to put them in order. ▲ It is the smallest number of sides a […]

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How Numbers Came to Be

[another excerpt from my book] Until recently, no one knew how the numbers came to be.  Archaeologists assumed that all numbers were discovered at the same time, but that begged the question, “where did they keep them?”. Numbers have been found in a cave in the Holy Land, along with two books of the Talmud […]

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