The Math Guy: Pyramids and Oranges

Mathematicians have recently admitted that a computer-generated proof has solved a long-standing question: what is the most efficient way to stack oranges? The answer is a pyramid. Weekend Edition Math Guy Keith Devlin joins host Linda Wertheimer to discuss the aftershocks in the math world.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: