“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

Just how good are you at maths?

I’m not talking about algebra, or trigonometry, or calculus, or anything complicated. I’m just talking about simple addition, subtraction and multiplication.

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For example,

1  +  1  =  2  so far so good.

6  +  4  =  10  okay

6  +  5  =  11  yes

64  +  65  =  129  right

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Let’s try some simple multiplication, for example,

8  times  8  =  64  yes, correct

5  times  13  =  65  yes, also correct

therefore

(8  x  8)  =  (5  x  13)   or    64  –  65  =  0    or    64  =  65

WHAT!!!  No that’s wrong, 64 cannot equal 65.

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Really?  So how does this work then?

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And while you are at it, please explain where the hole comes from in this

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1. It starts at a far more basic point – 1 doesn’t equal 1. But I think I’ve used that before….

• fasab says:

Yes, the whole thing is a big con!

2. I love mind bending maths… it screws with the best of them…

• fasab says:

It certainly does. These are pretty good.

3. coastalcrone says:

Thanks for letting me know how stupid I was with the blog links! I have fixed them and have no idea how I did that as I remember going to each blog for the link, I told you I wasn’t good at math.

You really do fight against stupidity!!! Thanks!!!!

4. benzeknees says:

I was always terrible at maths! Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division OK – anything else ZZZZZZZZ . . .

• fasab says:

You’re not the only one, I think a lot of people feel like that particularly the way it is taught in schools.

5. Kenton Lewis says:

You’re sick. I hate smart guys.

• fasab says:

Time for some rum & raisin ice cream

6. coastalcrone says:

I think…therefore I am confused! You CAN be serious!

• fasab says:

Oh yes, but thankfully not too often.

7. I am so confused…no not really these are cool

• fasab says:

They are pretty good, glad you liked them.

Ok.Maths was never my forte,but this was darned interesting!

• fasab says:

9. aFrankAngle says:

The hole in the bottom one is the same as the extra one on top. Loved these!

• fasab says:

But why is there an extra one on the top or one less on the bottom? We need to know these things!!!