Posts Tagged ‘Mathematics’

Tater Division

March 28, 2012

Teacher — Harry, a mother has five children and but four potatoes. How can she divide the potatoes so that each will receive an equal portion?

Harry (quickly) Mash ’em!

— Harper’s Weekly.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) Apr 27, 1907

A Curiosity of Figures

September 29, 2010

A Curiosity of Figures

It may be hard to believe but it is true that

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

Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) Oct 31, 1931