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Thread #59418   Message #1958027
Posted By: Rapparee
05-Feb-07 - 12:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Is 16 a perfect number? Is it an amicable number? What did Pascal say about 16? What did Fermat say? How about Itsy Newton? Or Archie Medes? We need to know what the Great Mathematicians of the Past thought about 16!

For example, is it quintic polynomial? Some quintic polynomials are solvable by radicals, and MOABites are about as radical as they come. Or what about Demoivre's Theorem -- how does that apply to 16? It's obviously a Euler polynomial scaled by one-half, but what of the other half? And what is 16's Eigenstructure?

Inquiring minds must know these things and more!