Can you convert the following to my unusual currency?
1.25, 1.75, 2.75, 3.25
Having done that, can you explain why some people think the smallest of these is somehow the biggest - at least as far I'm concerned. After all, the odd (and some would imagine negative) result of it wasn't entirely of my making!
Anyway, it provided my partners and me with a short break (and quite a lot of money).
Who am I and what does all of this mean?
My puzzles are usually too easy. It looks like I may have strayed the other way this time.
Solution strategy (steps added in sequence as they appear in the question)
1. "Remember the 60s?" - Nothing clever here, just setting the era.
2. "Far out man!" - There are three clues here. One regarding punctuation (or lack of), one etymological - setting the milieu, and one gender specific.
3. "convert" - This refers to a basic arithmetic operation than most numerate 15-year-olds or younger could do.
4. "unusual currency" - Look at the tags. Different disciplines use different currencies. The definition of currency here is the last (d) in this dictionary. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/currency Why is it unusual? Well sometimes people step outside of the ordinary and explore new ideas - that is the case here. They can still express their ideas using the customary language.
1.25, 1.75, 2.75, 3.25 - Mathematicians should spot something about this sequence although something may mislead them. The sequence is incomplete because it excludes the "usual" numbers, not because of anything to do with Euclid's achievements. Note that the sequence can be extended downwards a short way but, the higher you get, the less likely will the numbers be (in this discipline).
"the smallest of these is somehow the biggest - at least as far I'm concerned" - "I" is the person you are trying to identify. The smallest number (in that numerical series after conversion) was his biggest number!