Tuesday’s Math Puzzle

 

“Philosophy (nature) is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes – I mean the universe – but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.” – Galileo Galilei

Happy Tuesday, wherever you are! 

 

Study the pyramid of numbers to determine the true values of A, B and C.

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Monday’s Math Puzzle

 

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Monday’s bonus   😉 

What comes next in the sequences? 

a) 2, 5, 14, 41

b) 84, 80, 72, 60

c) 58, 26, 16, 14

d) 39, 50, 63, 78

“Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head.” –   Carl Sandburg, 

Happy Monday, wherever you are! 

 

 

Genius Test

What comes next in each of the sequences? 

a)  22, 29, 43, 64

b) 66, 44, 24, 6

c) 55, 74, 57, 72, 59

d) 144, 12, 120, 10 

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“Genius has been defined as a supreme capacity for taking trouble. It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into pains of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as the genius remains.” –  Samuel Butler 

Happy Sunday, wherever you are! 

 

Saturday’s Math Puzzle

“It’s fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way – even if you don’t solve it at the end of the day.”  –  Andrew Wiles

Happy Saturday, wherever you are! 🙂 

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Friday’s Math Puzzle

“Small minds discuss persons.

Average minds discuss events.

Great minds discuss ideas.

Really great minds discuss mathematics.”

( Unknown )

Happy Friday, wherever you are! 🙂 

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Thursday’s Math Puzzle

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“Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.”  – Stefan Banach

Happy Thursday, wherever you are! 

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Wednesday’s Math Puzzle

 

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“It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician.” –  Augustus de Morgan

Happy Wednesday, wherever you are! 

 

 

Saturday’s Math Puzzle

 

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“Where there is matter, there is geometry.” – Johannes Kepler

Happy Saturday, wherever you are! 

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Friday’s Math Puzzle

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“With me, everything turns into mathematics.”  –  René Descartes

Happy Friday, wherever you are! 

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Wednesday’s Math Puzzle

 “Life is a math equation. In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert negatives into positives.” – Anonymous

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“Every minute dies a man, Every minute one is born;”  I need hardly point out to you that this calculation would tend to keep the sum total of the world’s population in a state of perpetual equipoise, whereas it is a well-known fact that the said sum total is constantly on the increase.  I would therefore take the liberty of suggesting that in the next edition of your excellent poem the erroneous calculation to which I refer should be corrected as follows:  “Every moment dies a man, And one and a sixteenth is born.”  I may add that the exact figures are 1.067, but something must, of course, be conceded to the laws of metre.  ~Charles Babbage, letter to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, about a couplet in his “The Vision of Sin”

Happy Wednesday, wherever you are!