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Troubles with Tri…angles

February 28, 2010

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In an original series episode of Star Trek, the crew of the Enterprise encountered cute little balls of fluff – called Tribbles. Listen to them:

These “Tribbles” had one downside – they were T.R.O.U.B.L.E – the episode was called “The Trouble with Tribbles” and that trouble was that they never stopped breeding – until all the available space was occupied by tribbles.

This is similar to Pascal’s Triangle – it goes on forever and takes up every last little bit of space. Each line is longer than the last and ocntains bigger numbers: