Mena's Muzik


MusicPlaylistView Profile
Create a playlist at MixPod.com

Monday, 13 September 2010

An ode to perfect beauty of mathematics: Ignore the (cheesy bits)




My love for mathematics started really late in life, after my 'O' levels and just before my A levels actually. This was because I had a lesson teacher who loved and understood mathematics. Late because my first degree had nothing much to do with maths but I enjoyed the lessons, the challenge and all the homework.
To me, mathematics just felt like a puzzle, and it was fun to see how far the puzzle can be stretched too. I was to discover my love of mathematics just after university when I had to take aptitude test. This kind of maths love was different as it was done under pressure and had atime limit. Still I enjoyed working it out, it took me away from the reality of being in a hall squashed full of desperate applicants, and into a fantasy world of numbers and where they could lead me too.Needless to say I have always passed all of that bit of my aptitude test..those were the days of fun and adventure.


I digress..

I found this ode to mathematics, and enjoyed it thoroughly, I hope you enjoy it.


1 x 8 + 1 = 9
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 x 9 +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.


If:


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%


But:

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!

It's up to you to share this with your friends & loved ones just
the way I did.

Have a nice day & God bless !!

X
Me'mena









7 comments:

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Aww... Mena, not only are you revealing your intelligence, but you should have a big tatto saying 'GEEK' on your forehead *wink*!!

Mena UkodoisReady said...

Lady M: surely you tease? thou of the PHD in Aerospace Engineering *ahem* :) Na I do have my blonde moments rather regularly i should add :P But really I am not a geek, (wish I was tho.lol) tell me you didnt find it a teeny weeny bit interesting? Thanks X

Vanity said...

I love maths. Always have and this touches my soul!

xx

somepeoplehaverealproblems-vain.blogspot.com

Mena UkodoisReady said...

Thanks Vanity.

I like your blog but you didnt allow for comments na? I wanted to ask whether Jim Iyke has screened himself first and put all those bad belle tabloid to shame, before doing a koko mansion lookylikey feat?

#just asking oh.
Thanks for stopping by!

Nutty J. said...

Mena wow!!! This is lovely... good one.

Next to LOVEOFGOD getting you 101%

Try A+S+S+K+I+S+S+I+N+G


Dont mind Vanity tryna diss my Jim Iyke...Jim Iyke is gonna have a baby by me and be a billionaire....hahaha

The nitty-gritty tales of a housewife said...

mathematics ke?...mena you are on your own big time o!....*grinning*..

Mena UkodoisReady said...

@Ese: mo darun! LOLS


@ Nitty gritty: Haba, a whole further mathematics lecturer like you? dont be so modest