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Is math always perfect?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

Math is always perfect.

Ok I want to break it down...  There are three guys;  Ron, John, and Juan. During a road trip they decide to stop a hotel for the night. To save some funds they look  for a fairly cheap room. They find a room priced at $30 per night. Each of them decide that they could each pay $10 a piece, very cheap.  The man at the front desk forgot to give them the $5 discount that they were entitled to. So he gives the bellhop $5 to give back to them. All is good, they got night stay for practically nothing but the next day the bellhop gave them their money. At first the bellhop thought how do I split 5 one dollar bills three ways? So he keeps 2 dollars and gives them each $1. Everything is good but what about the math? Let's add it up!

Bellhop $2

John $10 paid +1 dollar back = $9 paid

Ron $10 paid +1 dollar back = $9 Paid

Juan $10 paid +1 dollar back = $9 paid

So then, if John, Ron, and Juan each ended up paying $9 and the bellhop kept $2 then...

9 x 3 = 27 + 2 = 29....

Everything seems correct, but when you add it up it doesn't add up to the $30 dollars they paid. Don't let this fool you to think that math isn't perfect. It's just the way the equation is laid out. There are different ways to work the equation to get different answers. For example:

$30 - $5 = 25. The bell hop keeps 2 and the guys keep 3 which equals 5 and comes back to 30.

However, the differences with these equations is the first one uses mulitplication. The 3 x 9 change in the equation is what gives it the different answer. So this equation in no way shows that math isn't perfect. If anything, it proves just how perfect math is! Because you can change or alter the equation but to that equation the answer will remain the same.

What is mathematics? It's the gateway to the Universe. Everything that we theorize mathematically once discovered it remains true to the mathematical laws.  Mathematics is an academic in which one studies space, structure, quantity, and change. The Fibonacci sequence is an interger sequence that follows: 

0+1=2+1=3+2=5+3=8+5=13+8=21+13=34+21=55 and so on. It is a pattern that starts with 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. This has shown a lot of explanation as how everything in the world is made from nothing. There is an awesome video called Nature by Numbers it is one of my favorite videos and it explains the sequence well. I advise you watch it, it is amazing.

Mathematics is one of the most important systems there is. A lot of people don't like it because of the responsibility of study placed upon them during school. Also... We wouldn't have math if it wasn't for BEER!


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Jul 20, 2011 8:30pm
elcalipsoanthony
I do agree with you mathematics is very important in our everyday life
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