Roger Stanyard wrote:
I've come across this person before. IIRC he is a seriously fundamentalist but is on the fringes of the main network/movement. I don't think he is an activist. He has been retired (IIRC) for some considerable length of time; havng been an academic at what is now the University of Glamorgan.
Whatever, its incredible drivel! The A series sheets are derived on A0=1 square metre. The shape is simply that, when folded into two, is the same shape. Which happens to be 1 x root2, thanks to simple geometry. Is all.
Chris Sergeant wrote:You may be dismissing the links too lightly.
The numbers are not independent and can be grouped by properties. Thus: 203, 302, 401.
Also 296, 395.
407 will be included because it is the sum of the cubes of its digits.
The largest and smallest naturally add up to 999.
This means the sum of all of them gives 3 times 1001, which is at the root of a number of mathematical entertainments.
Further, if you place the numbers in ascending order, subtract each from the next and find the digit sum, you will readily identify 3 6 3 6 6. The 6 is the digit sum of 42, while 3 is its middle value.
The smallest number is only 2 greater than twice 42.
The third number is actually 2 greater than seven lots of 42, thus giving you the answer to everything.
42 is of course 3 times the number value of A4 paper, which is also found in the square root of 2.
There does look to be a principle at work here.
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