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Sabina Shehaj Calculus 2 Capstone Seminar At this math lecture there were 6 students presenting their projects for their senior capstone seminar. The only presentation that I found interesting was by Lindsey Platt. She talked about the existence of infinity of ½ Smith numbers. A Smith number is a composite number for which, in a given base (in base 10 by default), the sum of its digits is equal to the sum of the digits in its prime factorization. For example, 378 = 2 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 7 is a Smith number since 3 + 7 + 8 = 2 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 7. It's important to remember that, by definition, the factors are treated as digits.
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Unformatted text preview: For example, 22 factors to 2 11 and yields three digits: 2, 1, 1. Therefore 22 is a Smith number because 2 + 2 = 2 + 1 + 1. Her presentation got me interested in maybe learning and researching more about Smith numbers. The other presentations were things that I didnt understand what they were and what was the main point of them. I enjoyed all of the presentations and the knowledge that I gained from the lecture. This lecture was filled with students and a few mah teachers that took notes throughout the presentations....
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course BIO 200 taught by Professor Rai during the Spring '11 term at Elmhurst.

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