Thursday, December 18, 2008

Who Is Your Role Model?

December 18, 2008


Try it without looking at answers.

1) Pick your favorite number between 1-9
2) Multiply by 3 then
3) Add 3, then again Multiply by 3 (I'll wait while you get the calculator....)
4) You'll get a 2 or 3 digit number....
5) Add the digits together

Now Scroll down

Now with that number see who your ROLE MODEL is from the list below:

1. Hillary Clinton
2. Nelson Mandela
3. Jesus
4. Abraham Lincoln
5. Bill Gates
6. Gandhi
7. Brad Pitt
8. Adolf Hitler
9. the rabidrunner
10. Barack Obama


Julia said...

It's you!! That was lucky. Did you plan that? Did you know my lucky number? :)

Mandee said...

these things kill me... you and Aaron think they're soooooo funny. Programmers.

Mandee said...

Or testers. whatever the both of you are.

The McMillans said...

Abraham Lincoln.

tom lindsey said...

Excellent use of mathematics: shameless self-promotion. Now thats my kind of role model :)

I wonder if there is a rule to infinitely expand the domain? Things go well until 9, skip 10, skip 20-21, 30-32, 40-43, ..., skip 1000-1111, etc. A pattern seems to form but I am sure there is more to the story ( not forgetting integers < -1 ) ! Let me know when you figure it out. No Googleing!

I have one for you-- what is the significance of the following: (n (n+2) (n+1)) / 2 ?

btw, your 9's trick is how my son finally (sigh) passed his 9's times table test. If there is a math gene, it skips a generation.

Becca said...

I'm so glad to finally know this-I've been looking for one for quite a while and you seem like the perfect candidate!

tom lindsey said...

So no takers re: (n (n+2) (n+1)) / 2

let n = 12 (as in "Days of Christmas") then f(n) = 364

That's quite a lot of bird poop for the dancers, leapers, and musicians to avoid. Maybe the after milking the maids can tidy up. ( I am not really a misogynist, I just play one on the internet )

ps-- got your card in the mail and we all got a big laugh. Send me an email when things slow down, D would like you to shoot a family portrait.