HF. True Love

How much does my True Love love me truly?

Kyle and Chaim ponder the question…


This is, of course, the on air version of last year’s post, The Nth Day of Christmas, when the podcast was quiet. But don’t peek!


Quick answer soon, and in the New Year, a longer discussion on the merits of mixing cream with your coffee. In the meantime,

Peace on Earth, for all living things,

Chaim and Kyle


  1. strauss said,

    December 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Ok, Ok, I know the First Day of Christmas hasn’t come yet. I’m just anticipating getting a partridge in a pear tree.

  2. martin said,

    December 24, 2011 at 9:00 am


  3. Harry Kaplan said,

    December 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Long-time listeners to The Math Factor will be happy will be happy to hear that 1,4,10,20,35… is listed in Neil Sloane’s Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (oies.org) as sequence A000292.  These numbers, of course, progressively give the total number of gifts one is stuck with on each successive day of Christmas.  The OIES call them the tetrahedral numbers, which appear in numerous serious mathematical contexts, though one alert UK user did point out that the sequence has the Christmas spirit.

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