Math Tricks!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 8:46 PM Bookmark and Share
I love math tricks, especially those that artfully illustrate any deeper meaning behind whatever rearrangement of symbols is at hand.  I'm smack in the middle of thesis work at the moment, so instead of writing this one up, I'd love to hear your explanation of what's going on in the video below!

Is there a method to this madness?


Posted by: matthematical | 5/26/2010 9:50 PM

Its a visual representation of the distributive property. That is

(20 + 1)(10 + 3) = 200 + 60 + 10 + 3 = the right intersection + the top intersection + bottom intersection + left intersection

I think. Well thats my hypothesis, I need to think about it a bit more.

Posted by: matthematical | 5/26/2010 9:56 PM

that is the computers left and right, not my left and right, woops.

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