Is anyone else here into math? I love learning about different numbers and theorems and stuff. One of my life goals is to help solve the Collatz conjecture. I just feel like we're so close.

But anyway, my favorite number is 34. This was decided long before I got interested in math, though, so it's not terribly interesting. It is, however, the lowest number whose neighbors have the same number of factors as it. So that's cool, I guess.

But what about you? Anyone else here just fascinated by numbers?

**@4A-GZE** It's funny.... I just read your posting after earlier this morning checking on one of my old college email accounts and there was a message from a previous undergrad student giving me an update on herself.

I was a grad-student then and I was a tutor for the Mathematics Department and she was one of several of my students that I have kept track of through the years. The old adage that females are less adept at math is a fallacy in my opinion... many of the advanced math students that I tutored have moved on to advance themselves in careers that utilize their mathematics degrees, the females included.

I earned an MBA with emphasis in Economics and also Statistical Analysis... and an additional degree in Mathematics.. Presently I operate a Financial Advisor business and I use my math skills daily, although usually not the heavy stuff such as "Combinatorics" "Probability" "Statistics" "Game Theory" "Differential Equations" etc that I so enjoyed as I earned my Masters in Math. The old adage that "you will lose it if you don't use it" is always on my mind so I try to keep my advanced math skills sharpened by communicating with and working problems with my, now older, like-minded college friends.

***How about

telling me more about yourself and your math experiences.

Thanks for posting, it is nice to see another math aficionado here on the forums.

Danielle