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# magic square

Wikipedia [1] defines a semi-prime as a natural number that is the product of two prime numbers. The definition allows the two primes in the product to be equal to each other, so the semi-primes include the squares of prime numbers. Displayed below are the first forty semi-primes.

^{2}+ 357

^{2}+ 492

^{2}= 618

^{2}+ 753

^{2}+ 294

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Prof B Sury, an algebraic number theorist working at Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru comments on his observations of Ramanujan's life and works. He also invites you to a quick take on contemporary (Indian) mathematical history and how Ramanujan's work inspired the subsequent trailblazers.

The second half of the video has a more serious discussion on Ramanujan's impact on themes that are at college level.

This is Math Nomad's first video.

Use a chess board to learn Math!

**Getting even on a chess board : **See how odd numbers & even number pattern show up on a chess board.