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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
Kiteman

11 years ago

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
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

Haha I still don't get it

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Research it, dear boy, research it.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

I did :(

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

What is popcorn made from?

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

Corn seeds

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

And what do they grow on?

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Cobs, in a spiral...

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

I found something interesting


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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

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
DJ Radio

11 years ago

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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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

LOL soo true

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

11 years ago

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

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

haha

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

11 years ago

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
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

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
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

... crack open a calculator