PDA

View Full Version : Fun Fact

Debkcs
01-22-2011, 11:45 PM
Okay this is weird… this calendar year we will have the following
dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, and finally 11/11/11…now figure this
one out, take the last 2 digits of the year you were born and add the
age you will be this year. ….every birthday will add up to 111!

Jan in CA
01-23-2011, 12:23 AM
OMG...that IS weird!

My dogs birthday is 11/11/11...but she'll be 10. :lol:

Woodi
01-23-2011, 11:01 AM
Freaky!

do you have any similar math re: next year? (the doomsday year, according to Mayan prophecies).

wellslipmystitches
01-24-2011, 08:17 PM
C'mon Jan. We haven't had 11/11/11 yet(not till next Nov.) so one of your numbers is off. I know. Picky, picky me. But, I find this interesting. I think you meant 1/11/11 ?

Debkcs has put out an interesting mathematical example. I love it!

Now if we extrapolate to next year the numbers will be 112. However, this year those numbers work only if one was born before 2000. From 2000 to 2010 the number comes up from 1 to 11. No hundreds I can see. Still in the 1's. Which brings me to ask why?

Hey! I'm just an extrapolating knitter. What do I know? Let's ask Debkcs! Hey Deb! You want to do some splainin'? By all means quote your source.
Jean

Wanda Witch
01-24-2011, 11:42 PM
You have me spooked. IT did add up. OMG. You are a genius.

Jan in CA
01-25-2011, 12:56 PM
C'mon Jan. We haven't had 11/11/11 yet(not till next Nov.) so one of your numbers is off. I know. Picky, picky me. But, I find this interesting. I think you meant 1/11/11 ?

:?? No. I do mean 11/11/11. My comment wasn't in the past tense.

cacunn
01-25-2011, 01:45 PM
Open a blank Word document and type the following:
=rand(200,99)
Press 'Enter' after wards... Wait 5 seconds! Foxy huh!?

Jan in CA
01-25-2011, 02:48 PM
Open a blank Word document and type the following:
=rand(200,99)
Press 'Enter' after wards... Wait 5 seconds! Foxy huh!?

I don't have Word..just Works and it doesn't work on it. :(

cacunn
01-25-2011, 03:30 PM
I don't have Word..just Works and it doesn't work on it. :(

It is a little scary and reminds you of the power of computer code.

=rand(200,99) enter

In about 5 seconds 471 pages of text shows up. It appears to be the same group of paragraphs from the help files repeated again and again for 471 pages.

Debkcs
01-25-2011, 06:39 PM
Sorry, I don't have any more of these, but apparently there are sites that do. My math genius friend just feeds me enough easy ones to keep me interested and feeding him home made sourdough bread.

wellslipmystitches
01-26-2011, 04:47 PM
Deb, When you get more please share them again. It's fun and nice to have something that stimulates the grey matter without costin a dime.
Jean

TekoaKnits
01-27-2011, 12:22 PM
My husbands birthday was on 1/11/11...

Very freaky!

Louine
02-02-2011, 03:11 PM
for a little algebra:
Let the year you were born be represented by 1900+X
2011-(1900+X) which would equal (111-x) when you simplify
let that equal your age this year represented by a and you solve the equation : 111-x=a for a+x and it will equal 111............at least if you were born before 2000.

Mokumegane
02-07-2011, 04:02 PM
Okay this is weird… this calendar year we will have the following
dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, and finally 11/11/11…now figure this
one out, take the last 2 digits of the year you were born and add the
age you will be this year. ….every birthday will add up to 111!

Now, the more fun part of this fact... Boring, Oregon will have a celebration of the elevens in november... just you see!!

KatzKnitter
02-17-2011, 03:09 AM
Try the site called Archimedes Lab for strange word and number phenomena. And your calculation DOES work with my age and birthday. 1946 and I'll be 65 this year.

KatzKnitter
02-17-2011, 03:17 AM
It is a little scary and reminds you of the power of computer code.

=rand(200,99) enter

In about 5 seconds 471 pages of text shows up. It appears to be the same group of paragraphs from the help files repeated again and again for 471 pages.

Not scary. It's programmed into Word, in case you need boilerplate. There's also one for just one page of boilerplate. Just substitute a much smaller number between the (). When an instructor is teaching Word, s/he produces the boilerplate to illustrate various kinds of formatting.

VictoiseC
02-19-2011, 01:03 PM
that is so cool! thanks! :)