2022 is a new and, we all hope, less brutal year. It is also a number, though, an integer. And every integer has some interesting things about it. Iva Sallay, of the Find The Factors recreational mathematics blog, assembled an awesome list of trivia about the number. This includes a bunch of tweets about the number’s interesting mathematical properties. At least some of them are sure to surprise you.
If that is not enough, then, please consider something which Christian Lawson-Perfect noted on Mathstodon. It is 78 pages titled Mathematical Beauty of 2022, by Dr Inder J Taneja. If the name sounds faintly familiar it might be that I’ve mentioned Taneja’s work before, in recreational arithmetic projects.
None of this trivia may matter. But there is some value in finding cute and silly things. Verifying, or discovering, cute trivia about a number helps you learn how to spot patterns and learn to look for new ones. And it’s good to play some.