TV serials are obviously all about numbers

# Is 1782 to the power of 12 plus 1841 to the power of 12 equal to 1922 to the power of 12?

# What is the last digit when you calculate pi to 40,000 decimal places?

# What is so remarkable about the numbers, 3370318 and 2716057?

Seem like arcane questions. But, hang on, creators of the animated television serial The Simpsons are sneaking mathematical references like Fermat‘s theorem and the Bridges-of-Königsberg problem to “exaggerate both the mathematical illiteracy of the public and the nerdiness and self-aggrandizement of the mathematically gifted.”

Read the full story: Springfield Theory

Also visit: Math Trek, Simpsonmath

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