The mathematical magic of seventy-three

Much has been written in recent days about the achievements of basketball’s Golden State Warriors. They completed the regular NBA season with a record number of wins – 73 (with only 9 losses).

Some articles have highlighted their exceptional approach to taking three-point shots. Others have focused on their distinctive business model. But the article that tickled me most was the one that commented on the mathematical properties of the number seventy-three (and some of the associations with it).

I’m not a mathematician, so I won’t try to explain any of them. The doodle demonstrates the limitations of my comprehension!

2016 Apr 17 - 73

Read the New Yorker article and see what you might learn. Or let us know about other magical numbers.


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