2014

Just realized I did not post any blog entries this whole year, so let me rush!

I was casually looking for properties of the number 2014 this morning, and stumbled on to this neat property:

http://oeis.org/A083074 – n^3 – n^2 – n – 1.

When I looked up for n, a pleasant surprise! It was 13. Hence,

2014 = 13^3 – 13^2 – 13 – 1.

My friend Suneet noted that it can also be written as:

2014 = 13^3 – 13^2 – 13^1 – 13^0

Pretty neat! With some more factorization, we get

2014 = 13(13(13-1)-1)-1

Wish you all a very happy new year 2014!

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