In after-school Homework Help/Tutoring in our ministry apartment, our older kids (4th and 5th graders mostly) are getting into harder multiplication and division problems. We are doing a lot of “times tables” practicing on the board; re-working those long division problems over and over to come up with the right answer and even writing story problems to understand the math concepts. So, when I ran across this “math problem,” it related so well to yesterday’s Homework Help- and even the heart of what we’re doing in our ministry that I wanted to post it here. See, God is * so* in the details!!

. 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, let’s take a look at 101% …from strictly a mathematical viewpoint:**

What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder when people say they are giving MORE than 100%?

Can you actually ACHIEVE 101%?

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.

**If:**

**H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K **

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!**

on October 24, 2007 at 9:19 am |EquMath: Math Lessons » Blog Archive » The Beauty of Math?![…] anotherguy: […]

on October 24, 2007 at 9:54 am |ohamandaWOW!

on October 24, 2007 at 6:37 pm |StaciDid you come up with that yourself?! That’s profound!

on April 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm |Johnmultiplication…..the work of god?

its math

sorry maybe i have to be religious to understand how the fact that 9 +2=11 is divine intervention

i find it terribly depressing that the youth of the nation like myself are being taught that they will get any where in life by devoting their life to an idol that time and time again has been scientifically proven wrong

on August 5, 2008 at 4:48 am |BobYou poor, gullible idiot. May the mighty god Pretzelquarteralalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalamoyallah have mercy on you.

on March 2, 2009 at 8:51 am |dark angelanyting else???????!!!!!!!!!1

on December 3, 2009 at 8:29 am |loopzerbookmarked, i will add your homepage to my toolbar