Monday, November 19, 2007

My Analytical Father

passed this along. Not sure if it is true, only Snopes knows for sure:

Absolutely amazing!
Beauty of Math!

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?

7 comments:

Adoro te Devote said...

As a non-math person...the fact that someone took the time to actually figure that out....need I say more?

Father Schnippel said...

Adoro, there is no way my father could have figured these out, he passed along an email. But the fact that this is a first time ever event for my beloved father, it is remarkable in its own right.

Anonymous said...

But my point is that SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE took the time to actually make those calcuations!

So your father doesn't pass along emails?

~ Adoro

Father Schnippel said...

So your father doesn't pass along emails?

Pass along, i was even surprised that he even had email! (and used it, to boot!)

Anonymous said...

Your Dad is not so sure he is going to show you where the Scotch is this weekend now.

Love
Mom

Kurt said...

Shawn,
I'd pull it out a half hour before he goes to leave and taunt him a second time!

Father Schnippel said...

Don't worry, Mom, I can sniff it out!

(Plus, I'll be with Schmitmeyer on Saturday night!)