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CWU math students calculate what no mathematician has before

Math students at Central Washington University say they’ve broken a 37-year-old world record for the largest weird number — a figure that stretches 226 digits long.

Weird numbers — yes, that’s actually a mathematically accepted term — are numbers that can be divided by smaller numbers that can never add up to the original number.

Read more of this story in the Yakima Herald Republic.

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