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I was not a great math student in school. I was better at counting money than computing square roots.

So if you are math challenged like I am you might enjoy some of the following fun facts about numbers and figures.

Fun Facts About Math

  • Who sits around and figures that stuff out? 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 (Source)
  • Keep in mind the next time you have a Pizza with a radius of Z and a thickness of A, the volume formula of that has to be Pi*Z*Z*A.
  • 1089 x 9 = 9801 Do I really need a source for this? I think you can verify it with your calculator.
  • Those wacky Babylonians used base 60 for their math rather than base 10 as in the metric system. You can blame them for 60 seconds in a minute and 360 degrees in a circle. Or even 36-24-36. (Source)
  • I love studies. Here’s one that shows that students who chew gum achieve better math scores than non-gum chewers. Who knew? (Source)
  • If you were ever asked what’s the smallest number that can be divided exactly by all the numbers 1 through 10 it would be 2,520. And that’s not all check the source. Don’t you feel smarter already? (Source)
  • For those with too much time on their hands.
    • 123-45-67+89=100
    • 123+4-5+67-89=100
    • 123-4-5-6-7+8-9=100
    • 1+23-4+5+6+78-9=100 (Source)
  • Too much math in our lives. According to mathematicians there are 177,147 different ways to tie a necktie. And I’m still dressed and ready before my wife. (Source)
  • If math wasn’t already hard enough. There were about 80 books on math in 1900. Today you would need over 100,000 books to hold what we know about math today. (Source)
  • The largest Prime Number found so far is 22 million digits long. (Source)

Some Final Thoughts

We live our lives with numbers. Seven deadly sins, seven wonders of the world, getting 86’d from a bar, 54 forty or fight, and the terrible twos.

I guess if you hear me “five by five” I’ve done my job.

Got a number or math fact you like?

Comments below.

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