The Centered Hexagonal Number given by

where is the th Triangular Number. The first few hex numbers are 1, 7, 19, 37, 61, 91, 127, 169, ... (Sloane's A003215). The Generating Function of the hex numbers is

The first Triangular hex numbers are 1 and 91, and the first few Square ones are 1,
169, 32761, 6355441, ... (Sloane's A006051). Square hex numbers are obtained by solving the
Diophantine Equation

The only hex number which is Square and Triangular is 1. There are no Cubic hex numbers.

**References**

Conway, J. H. and Guy, R. K. *The Book of Numbers.* New York: Springer-Verlag, p. 41, 1996.

Gardner, M. ``Hexes and Stars.'' Ch. 2 in *Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments.*
New York: W. H. Freeman, 1988.

Hindin, H. ``Stars, Hexes, Triangular Numbers, and Pythagorean Triples.'' *J. Recr. Math.* **16**, 191-193, 1983-1984.

Sloane, N. J. A. Sequences
A003215/M4362
and A006051/M5409
in ``An On-Line Version of the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.''
http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/eisonline.html and Sloane, N. J. A. and Plouffe, S.
*The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.* San Diego: Academic Press, 1995.

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