Friday, June 22, 2007

New Blog

Sob. This blog will be down by the end of july but instead there is a new blog at

Sorry for the long URL, but oh well. Funny Video Zone will have alot of funny videos such as The Ultimate Showdown for Ultimate Destiny

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A Little Math Tidbit

Sorry I haven't posted for a little while. I just finished finals and school for that fact but I still got a few things left in my brain.

I will soon be introducing a new video series that you can find on YouTube and Google Video but also on the blog. The name is undecided but I'm thinking of "Minute Mathematician." Don't expect it for a little while.

In other news I am thinking of a new blog theme for a new blog (no DUH!). I have had many (actually ALL) comments say this blog is too nerdy. I agree, and I don't care. But a new blog will come up as soon as plans are established.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I can see for miles!

Have you ever been to the crest of a rollercoaster and have seen the whole amusment park and beyond. Well some guy with WAY too much time, created a formula to determine how far out you can see in miles!

The formula is pretty easy:
(A=altitude in FEET)

Distance in Miles= 1.22 X (square root of A)

For example if a rollercoaster's crest is 400 feet above sea level than you would see for 24.4 miles out (1.22 X square root of 400[20])

Friday, May 25, 2007

Fibonacci Sequence

If you ever looked at the seeds of a sunflower you will notice that they will follow a pattern that spirals out.

If you count it, the seeds would spiral out this way:


This is the Fibonacci Sequence. To find next value just add the two preceding values, e.g.


This pattern is all over in nature: in sunflowers and and in pinapples to name a few.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Calling all PI-oneers!

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The Return of Pi-Day 2007

Pi Day is thought of being on March 14 every year, but do remember 22/7 is the closest fraction approximation of pi. In European style dates are written day/month as opposed to American style which is month/day soooo.....

22/7 would translate to (in European style).....

July 22, 2007
Pi day Returns!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Finally......A NEW POST!

Many of you have been wondering if I was going to post anymore (hopefully). Recently, I have had restricted acess to the computer due to many physical changes to my house but its now over so I hope to continue posting regularrly.

Here's a formula I found out by MYSELF (no books, websites, etc.)

If n is any positive number then:

2n+1= (n+1)^2 - n

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Simpsons is Educational!?!?

When my parents think of the Simpsons, they think of yellow people who tell dirty jokes. But beneath all the political jokes and grossness, is mathematics. Yes you heard right, mathematics.

For more information click here.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Trick of the 11s

Try to do these math problems quick.


Those last few got pretty hard unless if you know the trick of the 11s.

Example: 12 (I will only show the answer in the example.)
x11 (You can only do this with 2 digit numbers)
  1. Drop down the 1s digit in the non-11 number, this is the ones digit in the answer. 2
  2. Add the two digits together in the non-11 number to get the tens digit. 32
  3. Drop down the tens digit to get the digit in the hunderds place. 132

Easy as that!

A few exceptions:

If in step two, the numbers add up to be more then ten, then only use the ones digit and add one to the tens digit in step three.

~Sorry for the bad tutorial. Just type "Multiplying by 11" into google.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Rubik's Cube- Blind Folded

Interesting fact: There are 519,024,039,293,878,272,000 different combinations on a rubik's cube. Only ONE combination is correct!