# Just How Good Are You At Maths?

“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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## 21 thoughts on “Just How Good Are You At Maths?”

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

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

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

• They are pretty good, glad you liked them.

• Oh yes, but thankfully not too often. 😉

3. Kenton Lewis says:

You’re sick. I hate smart guys.

• Time for some rum & raisin ice cream 🙂

• Kenton Lewis says:

Just the rum will do.

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

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

5. 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!!!!

• It certainly does. These are pretty good.

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

• Yes, the whole thing is a big con!