## Math Monday-Magical Math Number Wizard

Hello, how are YOU?

Welcome to Math Monday!

Please consider the following two questions:

#1: Move one (1) matchstick  only and keep the equation valid?

#2: Move two (2) matchsticks to either make the  equality hold true or else?

Solutions:

There is one solution for #1, see above

Two possible solutions for #2, see above

Thank YOU for playing !

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PS: This post is inspired by psychologist, magician, and author Prof  Richard Wiseman.  Thank YOU,  Prof. Wiseman,  for the wisdom and fun shared in mathematics.

## Math Monday

Brian has scores of 88, 95 on his first two math tests, he wants to have an average score at least 90 points.

There are total three tests, what score must Brian get on his third test to have an overall average of 90?

Hint:

Test 1:      88

Test 2:      95

Test 3:     ___

____________

270

Analysis: To achieve an average of 90 in three tests, Brian needs to

have total score 90+90+90=270, he already has two scores,

thus it is up to YOU to figure out what Brian must score in

test 3  to reach his goal?

Solution : 87.

Good Luck!

🙂 😉 😉

## Not Exactly Math, Magical Math Humor

#1:

You are the bus driver.

At the first stop, 4 people board the bus,

Second stop, 8 people board,

Third stop, 3 people off,

Fourth stop, everyone goes off the bus.

Question: what color are the bus driver’s eyes?

#2:

What has three feet and con not walk?

#3:

What has two legs but cannot walk?

Solutions:

#1 same as the color of the bus driver.

#2 a yardstick.

#3 pants etc.  😉

Happy Monday to You all!

😉 😉 😉

## Magical Math Humor

Hello, how are you?

There are amazing secrets or magic in mathematical numbers such as 1, 11, 111, …., 111111111, 8, and 9,  etc.  The following is one of those.  Hope that math fans or those who are interested in math teaching and learning enjoy it.

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1 x 8 + 1 = 9

12 x 8 + 2 = 98

123 x 8 + 3 = 987

1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876

12345 x 8 + 5 = 987 65

123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654

1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543

12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432

123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

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0 x 9+1=1

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 x 9 +10= 1111111111

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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

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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

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If YOU have a moment, please answer this simple question:

Take a piece of paper from your computer printer, 8.5*11 in size, you agree that there are four (4) corners for the paper which is rectangle shape, now take a scissor and cut one (1) corner off the paper by straight line (only once for each result), how many corners left on the remain paper?

Very easy if you actually do it!

Only a tiny trick in it, Good Luck!

Happy Saturday Evening!  😉 🙂  😉

PS: You can also fold it for one time to get a result, there are two solutions,

If you divide the rectangle into exactly two equal pieces of triangular paper, then you get 4-1=3, 3 corners,

But if you cut out one corner and get two pieces of paper, with a small triangle removed, you get 4-2=5 corners,amazing math humor, isn’t it?

Good job, everyone, everyone got 5 corners, the other case is a trick, as I mentioned…;) 🙂 😉

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Math Posts in Blogs:

Childish Sweetheart:

http://kumikomae.blogspot.com/2010/01/math-equations-humanity.html

Richard Wiseman Blog:

http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/its-the-friday-puzzle-42/

Math teacher: http://manlovesmath.blogspot.com/

Math Baseball: http://www.funbrain.com/funbrain/math/

Math faculty in California: http://eaglebach.wordpress.com/

Problem of the Fortnight: http://eaglebach.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/problem-of-the-fortnight/

Coffee cup adventures: http://yanangski.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/doing-the-math/#respond

That little Notebook’s Weblog : http://thatlittlenotebook.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/my-brothers-wisdom/

Math humor:

http://www.xkcd.com/179/

## Do It For Fun!

Hello, How do you do today?

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Question #1 (Q1):

Start with 37,

Subtract by 12,

Multiple by 30,

Add by 366,

Subtract by 205,

you get _________?!

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Question #2 (Q2):

Start with 11,

Add 14,

Multiple by 50,

Divide by 10,

Add by 786,

You get________?!

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Question:

Do YOU think that Q1 and Q2 have the same answer? Yes or No, and Why?

Please use two (2)  WORDS  only to express the number you get in the end of the game after conclude your solutions.

Do it for FUN,

Solve the problems  one by one.

Math is cool,

How About You?  🙂 😉

Hello, everyone. Great job for all of you, the answer for Q1 and Q2 is the same, 911.Two words,  you can say

Nine Eleven,

September 11th,

Emergency Number             (U. S. A.)

Call Police,

Help Needed,

Scream, Help!

Tragic Morning,

Sad Memories,

….

Thank you all for trying, you have been very patient and good at computing and thinking.

I am thrilled about your efforts… cheers, 😉 😉 🙂

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you may also like: Solve a math problem: https://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/solve-a-math-problem/

## Magical Number Nine (9) On Math Monday

Wow, It is Monday.  I decide to make Mondays Math Monday!

I miss Math, let’s discover the magic in number nine (9).

As you do “Times Table By 9” , you may notice that the digits always add up to “9”…

Let’s check it out:

1*9=9  –>0+9=9

2*9=18  –>1+8=9

3*9=27  –>2+7=9

4*9=36  –>3+6=9

5*9=45  –>4+5=9

6*9=54  –>5+4=9

7*9=63  –>6+3=9

8*9=72  –>7+2=9

9*9=81  –>8+1=9

10*9=90  –>9+0=9

Isn’t this number game FUN?

Does it work for larger numbers? You may wonder.

Yes, this works for any number multiples 9….

Say: 11*9=99  –>9+9=18  –>1+8=9

100*9=900  –>9+0+0=9

211*9=1899  –>1+8+9+9=27  –>2+7=9

1005*9=9045  –>9+0+4+5=18  –>1=8=9

42001*9=378,009  –>3+7+8+0+0+9=27  –>2+7=9

Amazing math facts! :).  I hope that YOU have FUN learning and discovering the magical number nine (9) on Math Monday.

If interested, please do an example to confirm this fact above:

___ *9=_____,  –>___+___=____,

Thank YOU for sharing the wisdom of magical numbers in nine (9).  Happy Math Monday to YOU All! 🙂 🙂

Happy Martin Luther King’s Day to You all Who Celebrate This Special Day!

Math Blogs:

Richard Wiseman Blog:

http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/its-the-friday-puzzle-42/

Math teacher: http://manlovesmath.blogspot.com/

Math Baseball: http://www.funbrain.com/funbrain/math/

Math faculty in California:  http://eaglebach.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/problem-of-the-fortnight-2/

Problem of the Fortnight: http://eaglebach.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/problem-of-the-fortnight/

Main page: http://eaglebach.wordpress.com/

Coffee cup adventures: http://yanangski.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/doing-the-math/#respond

That little Notebook’s Weblog : http://thatlittlenotebook.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/my-brothers-wisdom/

Jingle’s Math Posts:

## Solve A Math Problem!

Hello, how are you?

If you are interested in math, this problem is for you to work on and solve.

Start with 3,

Add 2,

Then multiple by 102,

Then divide by 5,

Then add 800,

Then subtract by 14,

What do you get?

_____
Please use two (2) words only to describe it.

Thank you in advance, have FUN. 🙂

PS:correct answer in number is 888, I required you to say it using two words, all entries are well done.

Other possible way to say it:

triple 8’s,

triple eight,

triple A’s

sounds great 🙂 🙂 :).

Thank you all for the number FUN.

## Complex Numbers

When it comes to complex numbers,

You may notice a strange guy,

Who and Why?

That guy is the imaginary number i.

Look at how i divides a pie

Into 4 pieces, as i, -1, -i, 1,

And i is i,

i squared is negative one, -1,

i cubed is opposite of i, -i,

i fourth is positive one, 1.

If you want to go further with the power of i,

You know i fifth is the same as i,

Because 5 is 4+1,

And i fourth power goes back to 1.

Thus the power of i is easy to simplify.

To learn more,

Divide any power of i by four, 4.

Complex solutions always come in pairs,

a+bi, a-bi are conjugate pairs.

Addition, Subtraction,

Multiplication, and Division,

All work the same wonders

In complex numbers

As they do in real numbers.

Make sure real parts go with real parts,

Imaginary parts join imaginary parts.

The final expression will always be  a+bi,

With a, b either a whole number or a fraction.

If b is a fraction,

Make sure i sits on top,

Otherwise,

Make 1 over i equal to negative i, -i.

Do you understand the function of i?

I like i,

Please don’t ask me why!

## See How Math Is Employed In Words With Its Worth!

Suppose A stands for 1%, B represents 2%, and continue like this, we have ….X implies 24%, Y means 25%, and Z is 26%.

Thus, we have this mathematical formula to work on and with trying to view how we live our lives in order to get a perfect score, 100%.

Let

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

be indexed by numbers in percentage 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

Now, we have

R-A-G-E-F-R-E-E

18+1+7+5+6+18+5=5=65—> 65%

And

D-I-L-L-I-G-E-N-C-E

4+9+12+12+9+7+5+14+3+5=80–> 80%

And

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11=98–>98%

Also

A-P-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+16+20+9+20+21+4+5=96–>96%

and

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100–>100%

and

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T

2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20=103–>103%

Wow, if your goal is to be perfect of 100%, then Being Rage Free is NOT ENOUGH if you don’t study or work at all, Being Diligent is GOOD, while Hard Work is GREAT. Hard Work and Aptitude can help you get close,  but you never fully reach it.

Attitude is 100%, which is the ideal tool you need in life to arrive at your destinations.

Bullshit may blow you away and

what do you think of the word

S-O-L-I-T-U-D-E,

19+15+12+9+20+21+4+5=___?–> ____%.

please add these numbers yourself, find the answer, then tell everyone about your insight or conclusion by saying:

Solitude is________________.

Thank you in advance.

For more advanced readers or math fans, you can try

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G

1+19+19+11+9=19+19+9+14+7=_____–>____%.

Discover FUN in these computations and wordings.

Math is cool, How about you?

Special ACKNOWLEDGMENT:

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