In other news, I think I boggled lasirenadolce yesterday. We were talking about numbers, and I commented how some numbers felt 'right' to me, and others felt 'wrong.' I tend to favor even numbers, and most primes make me slightly uncomfortable. Numbers with a high number of divisors are more pleasing to me, so 12 is nice than 14.
On me elucidating this information, she looked at me as if I had lost my mind.
It then occurred to me that the difference between squares increments successively by 2. I'd never noticed this before, and became briefly fascinated with the idea. To wit:
|12 = 1||1|
|22 = 4||4 - 1 =||3|
|32 = 9||9 - 4 =||5|
|42 = 16||16 - 9 =||7|
|52 = 25||25 - 16 =||9|
|62 = 36||36 - 25 =||11|
I'm sure this is an utterly well known mathematical concept familiar to all, but it had never been drawn to my attention. I thought it was cool.
Score is now lasirenadolce, 2; my mind, 0.