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# This forum topic will show my nerdy side (test your math skillz)

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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_{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.

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?

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

Haha I still don't get it

Research it, dear boy,

research it.I did :(

_{What is popcorn made from?}Corn seeds

And what do they grow on?

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

Cobs,in aspiral...mmkay... I don't see what this has to do with Fibonacci though

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.

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

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.

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

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

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}LOL soo true

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

haha

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.

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

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

... crack open a calculator