Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Beauty of Mathematics

12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321
1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x9 +10= 1111111111
9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888
Brilliant, isn't it? And look at this symmetry:
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321
Now, take a look at this... 101%
From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:
What Equals 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
We have all been in situations where someone wants you to GIVE OVER 100%.
How about ACHIEVING 101%?
What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these questions:
IF:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Thus:
H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K
8+1+18+4+23+ 15+18+11 = 98%
And: K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E
11+14+15+23+ 12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%
And: A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E
1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%
THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:
L-O-V-E-O-F- G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%
Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:
While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close,
and Attitude will get you there,
It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

8 comments:

bindu said...

I love the tree representation! I'm absolutely fascinated with the mystery of numbers. Through grad school I used to read a lot of Feynman, Ramanujam etc. and wish I were like them - to be able to comprehend the beauty of math so deeply. Now I'm more resigned to enjoying what I can ... :)

PDX Granny said...

Math has never been anything I've gotten excited about, and I've never been able to comprehend those who did.

However, this is great! I have to admire whoever came up with it!!

sizzie said...

I like numbers but I don't always understand them. I like them because they will always add up, but I don't understand them because I can't always make them do that. If that makes any sense! I never have seen the tree before..that is amazing. Thanks.

Donna in AL said...

I love math...it is the only logical subject. This is very interesting with the tree. I haven't seen that before. I have seen how to give 100% before but the version I've seen is not encouraging behavior.

Donna in AL said...

MEB, I copied this and put on a word document to share with others. I hope you don't mind.
I just showed it to my son. His reply, "Stupid math". He is one who doesn't get math. My other son is in college to become an accountant...

RBennie said...

Wow, that's really cool. Thanks MEB. That makes math almost interesting, LOL.

meb said...

bindu...I, too, am fascinated with numbers. I didn't get into Ramanujan, but know he was a math genius and was in to the analytical theory of numbers.

I enjoyed the fact that the piece I found this in titled it The Beauty of Mathematics. Most people would never seen the beauty in numbers...but I love it.

Sydney said...

WOW -- If I had math teachers that came up with thse kind of lessons...