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# Math

## Four Interesting Types of Mathematical Numbers

There are many special types of numbers beyond the ones we commonly learn about, like square and prime numbers. The more rarely discussed types include perfect numbers, vampire numbers, Fibonacci numbers and narcissistic numbers.

## Math: How to Easily Find a Nash Equilibrium in Game Theory

A Nash equilibrium is a situation in a mathematical game in which none of the players would want to change their strategy without the other players changing theirs. A Nash equilibrium can occur in non-cooperative games only.

## What Is It About the Tower of Hanoi?

A number of stories surround the puzzle known as Tower of Hanoi, Tower of Brahma and Lucas' Tower. Over the years, the puzzle has provided challenge to people in all walks of life, including mathematicians, computer programmers and strategists.

## 1ppm – Have You Ever Wondered What 1ppm Means?

ppm is mentioned in many user manual specifications sections of appliances, gadgets, and materials. Why should this be? Why not use per cent (%) or even decimal fractions? ppm is important for accuracy and for safety reasons and is explained here along with conversion methods between the parameters.

## 8 ÷ 2(2 + 2) = 1 and Only 1. The Sad Legacy of Calculator Dependence.

Modern day calculator dependence is enabling a consensus to alter long-known, tried and tested, math guidelines, such as PEMDAS/BODMAS, and is applying them them as strict rules instead. My article proves that 8 ÷ (2 + 2) = 1 with or without calculators.

## Converting Number Systems

Converting between digital binary words and decimal, octal, or hexadecimal number systems, for human use, is essential to understand the inner workings of the vast tech world of gaming, gadgets, computers, and computerized most things. I describe the best ways to perform these tasks.

## 8 ÷ 2(2 + 2) The Viral Equation Has Only One Answer and That Is 1 Not 16

The Viral Equation 8 ÷ 2(2 + 2) has only one answer and that is 1 not 16. PEMDAS and BODMAS are being incorrectly applied to this equation by the proponents of 16 as a result, probably due to calculators and spreadsheets applying incorrect rules and not being challenged many years ago.

## Rules of Logarithms and Exponents: A Guide for Students

Covering bases and exponents, laws of exponents. log to the base 10, natural logs, rules of logs, working out logs on a calculator, graphs of log functions, log scales and using logs to perform multiplication.

## Alternative Number Systems: What Are Binary Numbers?

Numbers are represented using different number systems dependant on their application. For example, numbers within computers use binary or hexadecimal. How do these different number systems work and how can numbers be converted between them?