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