Pascal and Pascal’s triangle

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Pascal’s Triangle is a wonderful mathematical construct—with infinite richness available to anybody who gives it a second or third look. One of the properties of this triangle, named after Blaise Pascal the French mathematician, is that it left-right symmetric. This design, which is a wall-reflection ambigram for the word “Pascal”, is also left-right symmetric. And it is also a bit of a joke on the fact that this is a triangle made of of Pascals (without an apostrophe) as opposed to the eponymous Pascal’s Triangle (a triangle of, as in belonging to, Pascal).  I know, I know this is a stupid joke… but those are the best kind, right?

   

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