Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Year 2011

I found the following in the comment section of the comic strip referenced below.

This year has at least 4 unusual dates 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11 and 11/11/11.
So try this:
Take the LAST 2 digits of the year you were born and add the age you'll be this year.
And the answer you get is ...

How about that?

And when you do a little analysis it takes some of the 'wonder' out of it.

I saw the above computation as a comment to today's comic strip at "http://spikedmath.com/376.html".

My comment about this particular comic is:

Some time ago, I started working through the problems (I'm up to around problem 20, of over 300) at the web site "http://www.projecteuler.net/".

I read each problem as they come out, and every now and again write down a few thoughts. And usually I find that the problems and the Spiked Math comic above are about the same.