The numbers 1/n for any natural number n are called reciprocal numbers. What’s special about them? Let’s find out ahead!

The sum of reciprocal numbers is very counterintuitive. If we consider

1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + …


In the previous post, we tried to make sense of such weird sums as:

1 + 1 + 1 + … = -1/2

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 … = -1/12


The Riemann hypothesis. Walk up to any mathematician and ask him the one problem sought after for a solution, and he would say that’s the one. For several reasons, it’s the holy grail of modern maths, the coupe de grace of centuries of mathematical advancement. It’s also unfortunately intractable. …

Tejas Hiremani

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