The Pardoner’s Puzzle

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Are you ready for another brain teaser? You’re in for a treat. The gentle Pardoner […] produced the accompanying plan, and said that it represented sixty-four towns through which he had to pass during some of his pilgrimages, and the lines connecting them were roads. He explained that the puzzle was to start from the …

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On a curious property of 3435

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This is a neat little paper regarding the number 3435. Basically it has the following property: 3435 = 3^3 + 4^4 + 3^3 + 5^5 More interesting is that the only other number with this ‘property’ is the number 1. The property is what he calls a “Munchausen Number“. The preprint was written by Daan …

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