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BEER/WINE MATHEMATICS

Postby eben444 » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 5:19 pm

This is pretty neat how it works out.
This is cool beer/winemaths!!!!!!!
DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!
It takes less than a minute.......
Work this out as you read.

Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.


1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have a pint or a glass or two of wine. (try for more than once)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (Just to be honest)

3 Add 5. (for Sunday)

4. Multiply it by 50 I'll wait while you get the calculator................

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1755. If you haven't, add 1754

6. Now subtract the four-digit year that you were born.



You should have a three-digit number



The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have a pint week).

The next two numbers are .......

YOUR AGE! ~ (Oh YES, it IS!!!!! )

THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR IT WILL EVER WORK

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Postby Carpe Diem » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 5:38 pm

Well it works, very good indeed... Do you know if it works with Vodka as well? :wink:
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Re: BEER/WINE MATHEMATICS

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 5:44 pm

eben444 wrote:THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR IT WILL EVER WORK


No, it works for any year. Just change the number in #5.

And it is really simple how it works.

But, it's fun.

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Postby eben444 » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 5:45 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:Well it works, very good indeed... Do you know if it works with Vodka as well? :wink:


m not sure i can do math after a drink of vodka..heady stuff for me :lol:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 5:56 pm

Don't read this if you don't want to know how this works.

a) Let the number of times per week you have a beer = X
b) Multiply by 2 = 2X
c) Add 5 = 2X + 5
d) Multiply by 50 = 50(2X + 5) = 100X + 250
e) Add 1755 = 100X + 250 + 1755 = 100X + 2005

(gee... that's this year... no wonder the age thing works out.

f) Subtract your birth year = 100X + 2005 - 1949 = 100X + 56
g) Now, 100X means that you are multiplying the original number by 100 which moves it from the units column to the 100's column.

So, let X = 6.
Then 100X + 56 = 100*6 + 56 = 600 + 56 = 656.

OK... time for a beer.

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Postby eben444 » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 6:04 pm

[quote="Strong Eagle"]Don't read this if you don't want to know how this works.

Pretty neat ! ..*bows*

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 8:47 pm

OK, here's one that's just a bit tougher.

An old Vietnamese rice grower had 17 water buffalo. Upon his death, they opened his will and discovered that the oldest son was to receive 1/2 of the water buffalo, the middle son was to receive 1/3 of the water buffalo, and the youngest son was to receive 1/9.

Try as they might, they could not figure out how to divide up the water buffalo without killing some of them (17 x 1/2 = 8 1/2). Then the youngest son came up with a brilliant idea. He borrowed a water buffalo from his neighbor.

Now they had 18 water buffaloes. The math was easy.
18 x 1/2 = 9 water buffalo to the oldest son.
18 x 1/3 = 6 water buffalo to the middle son.
18 x 1/9 = 2 water buffalo to the youngest son.

9 + 6 + 2 = 17, so after dividing up the water buffalo, they returned the borrowed water buffalo to their neighbor and sat down for a cold Ba Ba Ba beer.

How were they able to do this?

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Postby Saint » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 9:31 pm

Very clever!

Unless you realise 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/9 doesn't quite equal 1 but 17/18

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Postby Global Citizen » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 9:52 pm

Some people just seem to be better than others at this sort of thing and unfortunately I'm not one of them. :cry:

Why is this though? I read once that it has to do with applying the different sides of the brain which differentiates why some people are better at Maths and Science while others may excel in the Arts for instance. Can someone answer this or have any theories if this can be changed.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 10:40 pm

Saint wrote:Very clever!

Unless you realise 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/9 doesn't quite equal 1 but 17/18


TOUCHE!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 10:48 pm

Global Citizen wrote:Some people just seem to be better than others at this sort of thing and unfortunately I'm not one of them. :cry:

Why is this though? I read once that it has to do with applying the different sides of the brain which differentiates why some people are better at Maths and Science while others may excel in the Arts for instance. Can someone answer this or have any theories if this can be changed.


GC, I think it is two things. First, it is genetics. The idea of one IQ is not really accurate because in reality, people have a variety of IQ's. For example the physically gifted, those with great hand/eye coordination, have a high PQ... physical quotient... that aint me.

Similarly, people have varying IQ's in the arts, letters, relationships, mathematics, and spirituality.

Second, it is environment. I was introduced to puzzles at an early age and I've always tried to figure them out. Not that I'm really good at all... at 47 I graduated with an engineering degree from Rice, a top school in the US. I was in the middle of the pack of a bunch of brilliant people. To show how far behind I was some people, I had a robotics lab mate from the UK. He could do a six dimensional matrix problem in 10 minutes that took me two hours. Duh!

So, I wouldn't sweat it. You no doubt have your own special skills and talents, your own combination of Q's, that make you uniquely unique (department of redundancy department, there). And I am so glad that there are those with Q's not in my bag... thank God for art, great literature, and music.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 10:56 pm

OK... one more.

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Postby sapphire » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 11:00 pm

SE, isnt that just an optical illusion?
It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity, and make it work for you.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Jul 2005 11:09 pm

sapphire wrote:SE, isnt that just an optical illusion?


Nope... very accurately drawn to scale.

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Postby Global Citizen » Fri, 15 Jul 2005 7:32 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
GC, I think it is two things. First, it is genetics. The idea of one IQ is not really accurate because in reality, people have a variety of IQ's. For example the physically gifted, those with great hand/eye coordination, have a high PQ... physical quotient... that aint me.

Similarly, people have varying IQ's in the arts, letters, relationships, mathematics, and spirituality.

Second, it is environment. I was introduced to puzzles at an early age and I've always tried to figure them out. Not that I'm really good at all... at 47 I graduated with an engineering degree from Rice, a top school in the US. I was in the middle of the pack of a bunch of brilliant people. To show how far behind I was some people, I had a robotics lab mate from the UK. He could do a six dimensional matrix problem in 10 minutes that took me two hours. Duh!

So, I wouldn't sweat it. You no doubt have your own special skills and talents, your own combination of Q's, that make you uniquely unique (department of redundancy department, there). And I am so glad that there are those with Q's not in my bag... thank God for art, great literature, and music.


SE, thanks for the reassuarance. You've succeeded in making me feel pretty darn good! For many years, it used to bother me that solving math problems seemed to come so effortlessly for some while I struggled but subjects that required writing essays or comprehension like English Literature came more easily to me because I was more comfortable with the nuances of language, etc. I've often puzzled over this.

Genetics plays a part as you said but too bad I didn't get that gene and actually i can safely say none of my siblings did either when it comes to math!!! :x Then I got to wondering if this could be attributed to race as most Asians, based on my observations seem to excel in math but nope that couldn't be completely right as I didn't fit in there either.

But like you said, I guess we're all uniquely different with our own special gifts. BTW, kudos to you on attaining your engineering degree at 47 which just goes to reinforce it's never too late to learn anything new and age is only a number.


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