Friday, September 3, 2010

Order and Symmetry in the Mathematical Universe

Just saw this on a message board and had to share it.

The Beauty of Mathematics !!!!!!!
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

Granted, other people will look at these formulae and think quite differently ... but my first thought was of Aquinas' proofs for the existence of God [Prime Mover, etc.] ... the one about being the source of all Order came to mind.

My second thought was "Who the heck has a mind that works in such a way to come up with this stuff?"

5 comments:

Angela said...

FUN! I love that the Universe has a sense of humor & hides crazy stuff like this all over the place if you just look.

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

That's really cool! Of course I'm a math nerd, being in accounting all my working life........Nancy

Karen said...

That's neat....thanks for sharing!

Hillery said...

Who would have ever known? Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Your second thought was my first thought! Who thinks of these things?

Thanks for sharing this, it's amazing, to be sure.

Deb