@article{Wells1990AreTT,
title={Are these the most beautiful?},
author={David Wells},
journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
year={1990},
volume={12},
pages={37-41}
}

In the Fall 1988 Mathematical Intelligencer (vol. 10, no. 4) (11) readers were asked to evaluate 24 theorems, on a scale from 0 to 10, for beauty. I received 76 completed ques(12) tionnaires, including 11 from a preliminary version (plus 10 extra, noted below.) One person assigned each theorem a score of 0, (13) with the comment, "Maths is a tool. Art has beauty"; that response was excluded from the averages listed below, as was another that awarded very many zeros, (14) four who left many… Expand

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