# Wrong, But Useful: Episode 29

podcasts/wbu29.mp3

In this episode of Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths and @icecolbeveridge…:

- Argue about the inferiority of statistics
- Give a number of the podcast: $e^{\frac{\pi}{2}} = i^i \approx 0.20788…$
- Review @standupmaths’s excellent Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
- Investigate equable shapes in several dimensions, with reference to @tombutton’s MathsJam talk about the radius of a cube
- Point to @samuel_hansen’s (and his collaborators’) work at acmescience.com; the new series of Relatively Prime is due out in January 2016. Colin likes The Other Half.
- Threaten to hold the podcast to ransom
- Plug Big MathsJam! We will both be there all weekend (shout out to @colinthemathmo for organising it!).
- Plug Colin’s talk to Bournemouth Skeptics In The Pub on November 11th
- Take off our hats to @christianp’s clerihew: Terry Tao / The cat’s miaow / Solves a conjecture / Before every lecture
- Celebrate said Terry Tao’s solution to the Erdos Discrepancy Problem and boo Nature’s headline for it
- Decry the lack of good arguments for learning to multiply or subtract
- Thank some people for suggesting puzzles to Dave
- Hand out gold stars to @chrishazell72 and @FennekLyra for work on old puzzles
- Set a puzzle due to @npickup: There is one 3-partition of the number 3: (1,1,1). There are 3 of the number 6: (1,1,4), (1,2,3) and (2,2,2). a) Find a formula for the number of 3-partitions of any number n; b) prove it.

* Edited 2015-10-22 to fix missing audio. Thanks, Eva!