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What no one knows about me is that I am actually very nerdy. I know of 2 awesome math problems. I want you to figure them out and why they are so interesting What is 111,111,111 x 111,111,111? Is there anything special about this sequence? What is it called? 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 , etc. The second one is very tricky, so I will just say, only about the first 10 numbers are important.

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Kiteman (author)2009-09-05

The first one results in all ten digits in the right order, and the second is the Fibonacci series.

It's only nerdy if you know the link between the Fibonacci series and popcorn.

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Flumpkins (author)Kiteman2009-09-05

Haha wow. I didn't think anyone would get the second one on first try... Haha and what do you mean by the second sentence?

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Kiteman (author)Flumpkins2009-09-05

There is a link between the Fibonacci series and popcorn. And sunflowers. And leaves on stems.

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Flumpkins (author)Kiteman2009-09-05

Haha I still don't get it

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Kiteman (author)Flumpkins2009-09-05

Research it, dear boy, research it.

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Kiteman (author)Flumpkins2009-09-05

What is popcorn made from?

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Kiteman (author)Flumpkins2009-09-05

And what do they grow on?

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Flumpkins (author)Kiteman2009-09-05

Uhmmm... stalks? Idk... I'm kinda dumb...

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Kiteman (author)Flumpkins2009-09-05
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Flumpkins (author)Kiteman2009-09-05

mmkay... I don't see what this has to do with Fibonacci though

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Kiteman (author)Flumpkins2009-09-05

Pick a leaf on a stem, a seed in the face of a sunflower, or on a corn-cob, and count along the spiral to the next leaf/seed/kernel and the number you count to will be on the Fibonacci series.

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Flumpkins (author)Kiteman2009-09-05

I must be like absolutely retarted... so like.... nvm

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Kiteman (author)Flumpkins2009-09-06

Sorry - I thought you'd appreciate an extra layer of nerdiness on top of your own. Go try it on your maths teacher - I bet they won't know it.

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Flumpkins (author)Kiteman2009-09-06

I must be retarted. It sounded so simple to you. What should I try? The first or second one?

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Flumpkins (author)Kiteman2009-09-05
I found something interesting


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fungus amungus (author)Kiteman2009-09-05

The first one is more than that, it's palindromic. And, yes, Fibonacci is much more than a cool sequence.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-09-05

First one is 12345678987654321

Second one is the fibbonaci sequence.

yes, I did copy the others- cheating rules when its not a test or games

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Lithium Rain (author)2009-09-05

Second one is the fibbonaci sequence. (Edit) Whups, I should read down first...somebody beat me to it... :P

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Rock Soldier (author)2009-09-05

What is 111,111,111 x 111,111,111?
It's either 111,111,111, or 11,111,111,000,000,000
I'm not sure though.

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Flumpkins (author)Rock Soldier2009-09-05

12345678987654321 Dont get it? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Rock Soldier (author)Flumpkins2009-09-05

Okay, I get the answer91234 ect...) but not how you get the answer. Could you explain please?

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Flumpkins (author)Rock Soldier2009-09-05

... crack open a calculator

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