Some might say that "Maths" and "interesting" cannot be used in the same sentence unless it is with a "not". However, I just received this really interesting forwarded email, that I just had to share it with you guys:

1 x 8 + 1 = 9

12 x 8 + 2 = 98

123 x 8 + 3 = 987

1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876

12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765

123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654

1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543

12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432

123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11

12 x 9 + 3 = 111

123 x 9 + 4 = 1111

1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111

12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111

123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111

1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111

12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111

123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88

98 x 9 + 6 = 888

987 x 9 + 5 = 8888

9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888

98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888

987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888

9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888

98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn't it?

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1

11 x 11 = 121

111 x 111 = 12321

1111 x 1111 = 1234321

11111 x 11111 = 123454321

111111 x 111111 = 12345654321

1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321

11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321

111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321

Now, take a look at this...

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint, what Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? Well, we have all been in situations where someone wants you to GIVE OVER 100%.

What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these questions:

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

So:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K can be translated as

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

And:

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But:

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F-G-O-D

12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

## 14 comments:

i came across the first formula but not the others. they are great! especially the last about giving more than 100%. i love it very much. thanks for sharing, adam.

amazing..fascinating!

wow.... and the calculation are correct!

Wow! Brilliant! I'm so not into maths but these maths look interesting! Thanks for sharing!

WO!

must show this to my kids one day... for them to love maths..hehe

Absolutely love the 101% equation!

Who says maths ain't interesting!

ok I agree that LOVEOFGOD will take you more than 100% and its exactly 101% but what about LOVEOFDEVIL?? Lets see where it will take us

L-O-V-E-O-F-D-E-V-I-L

12+15+22+5+15+6+4+5+22+9+12=127

see it give more than LOVEOFGOD :-) So can we conclude that it will put us on the peak??

Actually I think concluding something very much important from just a stupid analysis of a word while we add the individual letters' weight in english alphabet is really unwise.

I hope you guys will get me clearly :)

eamon: You are taking the calculations too literally. "Love of food" will give a bigger number as well.

Look at the idea behind the words.

wow! that's really interesting! except for sudoku, i never thought i'd be interested in numbers! hehehe:)

I thought it is a pure numerology.... It is all about the calculation and explanation of words. "Love of god" and "Love of devil" is related in same love with opposite part of supernatural power. God and Devil living in the same world. But Food??? How could that be linked with these two things. Well said eamon.

wow...nice calculation...my math are not good...mess my brain after saw all this math

I came across the following question in a quiz book. I was unable to solve it. You help me out of this,

This is a ten digit number. When you remove the last digit, it is divisible by 9. When you remove the last two digits, it is divisible by 8. It goes on till you can remove the 9th digit when the number becomes divisible by 1. What's that number?

That's quality

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