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There is a figure called the “unknot”
The world of mathematics is so full of surprises that it can be quite confusing for normal people to understand. Not even the greatest minds in the world can figure out all the complex problems of the universe. So, in order to better understand these different phenomena, they will try to name them.
This strange mathematical figure is called the “unknot.” You might be wondering what this mysterious and complex structure that mathematicians have named with such an ominous name is. Well, even though it sounds like an exciting phenomenon, the unknot is nothing more than an untied knot, that is, a circle.