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Maglinte’s the beauty of Math

Posted by darbs on May 19, 2009

I am not sure how many people received this email with a subject “Beauty of Math”(forwarder: Kuya Verns), but for sure the signatory by the name Ms. Maglinte encourages us to share it like she did. However, I am not fond of forwarding emails and why forward it if I could blog it right? So here we go,  Math the wonder of you. On the record, I got an F in my Algebra but B the second time around. D again in my Infinite Math and the rest is history. No kidding!

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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 1 1111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 =1234567654321
1111111 1 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%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to GIVE OVER 100%.

How about ACHIEVING 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.


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

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


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

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


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!

Why not share this with your friends & loved ones, just the way I did.

Have a nice day & God bless!!!

“everyone on the planet has a responsibility to know how their actions affect the environment.” – maglinte


31 Responses to “Maglinte’s the beauty of Math”

  1. darbs said


  2. Roy said

    hehehe… akala ko ang aga ng Christmas Tree mo

    ayos a, galing naman ng mga nakakaisip ng ganyan

    • darbs said

      ang galing nga kaya nung matanggap ko copy and paste kaagad. no reply yet doon sa signatory. sana naman approve nya tu dahil pag-disapprove select delete na lang po. hehehe

  3. i did received it from a friend some months ago…..pero amazed pa rin ako tuwing tinitingnan at binabasa ko siya….kahit sa moment na ito!

  4. galing nga ^_^

    Right of Reply: Seconded, thanks for passing by.

  5. I’m not amazed. I tried to see it as a Christmas tree. Pero I keep looking at the numbers, keeping a straight formation. Ano ba mga ito – are they mocking me?

    My suspicion is that you might spring an equation problem to be solved. Ay sus, I’m already thinking of a smart way to beg off giving my answer. Buti na lang wala. What a relief.

    Oh really? It was something you picked up somewhere. Ahahaha. You’re naughty. Well, it’s my first look at it. But for my sheer terror that has anything to do with numbers, this set of eyes at least you have surprised. “,)

    Right of Reply: Wow, that is deep bro! hahaha. Can anybody decipher JanGeronimo’s thought? Actually, I am not sure but sounds like POETRY to me.

  6. Reesie said


    peborit subject nako kay math. 😀

    Right of Reply: peborit pud bya nako ang Math. pero ang math dinha sa Pinas sauna morag dili ko nya paborito kay sayon ra man diay unta kaayo ang math. Imagine, 5th grade dinhi nagkat-on na og probabilty, geometry ug problem solving gamit ang algebra.

    BANTOG RANG DALI LANG MASABTAN kay may technique man diay ang pagpaintindi.

    I learned some tekniks sa pagsabot sa math while attending ESOL/ESL/ABE Math/Pre-GED/GED classes here. Sus, sa tinuod lang kung gitudlo sa akoa sa una ang teknik basin sa Federal reserve na ko karon nag trabaho. hehehe. ambisyoso.(atik bitaw na sya oy, palihog ayaw tuo, labi na kung wal-hon ka. ..bwahahaha!)

  7. darbs said

    @DiaryofMiel, @JanGeronimo, @Reesie – – I responded your comments using the Rigt to Reply in each of your comments page. THANK YOU GUYS!

  8. vanvan said

    sus kung ingon ani jud unta ka nindot ang matematiks, hayahay kaau ang pag eskwela..

    amazing facts..

    labay lang ko…

  9. bonz said

    hay kuya vern, ex-diocesan sad ko…, kuyawa noh, pwede pa ba ko magpadala ug sulat sa akong mga kaagi, hinaot mabasa dayon…ahhahahaha

  10. Sean Anthony "BOY LABO" Yap said

    Because numbers do not lie, it is therefore I only found out recently the eloquence of these profound numerical symbols so precise that there is no room for argumentation whatsoever. I constantly use this illustration in my class in Logic in the types of deductive argumentation basing on math. As I said numbers do not lie, hence I am amazed how concisely it directs me to my point clearly that my students cannot anymore argue with me. Numbers do really work in wonders as we discover more and more its purpose, use and significance in our lives. I hated numbers when I was in High School even in College. I even slept during the Math period. I hated it so much that the thought of it makes me want to learn even more English so badly so that I can forget about Math. Yet Math finds its way back to me in a new appearance. I didn’t even know that it was Math that I now fell deeply passionate about this very moment. Why not talk about figures??? =) Who wants to talk about having six to seven figures?=) hehehehe The actual having the figures makes me think about helping even more people, the seminary of course where I come from and the Archdiocese of Cotabato and its programs. Now how about thinking the figures now… Does Math make me a little bit pissed off everytime I think of it? Not anymore when you can actually play with significant potential passive income figures…While the economic peso value is dwindling, and there is indeed a great economic recession going on in almost every part of the world, I see hope. I hope you do too…and be able to see what I have seen. God bless you always.

    • bonz said

      bay sean, kmusta n mn…ok noh, hehehehe, ana diay ng math. Unta ng engineer n lang ta noh, but no regret anyway.Buena suerte y cuidado!

    • darbs said

      Wow! deep ang imong reflection brother Sean. balikan nato ni sya para atong i-feature as regular entry. Daghan kaayong SALAMAT BRO!

  11. bonz said

    unsaon mn pag join aning blogging, nga malingaw ta…?

  12. darbs said

    Avatar/Gravatar How to para mapadali nia ang instruction.

    1. Click ang dashboard.

    2. Sa left side click ang Settings

    3. Right side naa ang Blog Picture – browse – mora lang na sya friendster. – upload – crop

    4. Save changes


    Theme or Template i-click na lang ang Appearance.

    The rest bahala ka nang mag figure out kung may time. hehehe.

    Salamat sa tubag bay.

    Enjoy blogging!

    • bonz said

      salamat sa sabat nga natandog gid ako tagipusuon sine,. daghan ko ug ipabutyag pa sa akong gibati.hehehe. kapatid na ivan, go and explore the world sad…

      salamat bay darbs…diaspora na nga panahon ni sa mga pinili sa Dios.

      • darbs said

        bai bonz, ano ba ang tama talipusuon or tagipusuon. I always used tali instead of tagi.

        Yap, that is the idea of blogging – ibutyag ang mga gibati. Si ivan taga didto pud na sya? the truth is we can relate each other kay dili man gid ta amo na ka tigul-its besides mas liberal ang among training sadto sa kapanahunan. remember, amo tu ang panahon (i know it was a mistake) but sa aming panahon (which personally I am not proud) ALLOWED ANG SMOKING SA SULOD! would you believe that?

        • bonz said

          “Tagipusuon” bay ang tama nga term ana sa mga gurang-is nga Ilonggo. hehehe..

          bitaw sad, bantog ra ning mga conventional nga kaparian dre run, dili masabtan usahay..people sometimes tend to question the kind of formation we had in the seminary.Shocking nga reality bitaw. But i do appreciate your courage during that time (di ko gid man abe kaayo bal-an ang inyo nga story sina.) C sean yap “boy labo” classmate ko. Damu pa nga xms dre, in fact regular nga naga tipon sila as group.

          • darbs said

            Salamat sa gamay nga pamalandong. Ana ka komplikado ang kinabuhi bai. Dili sayon. Pero ayaw kabalaka kay nia na tang mopadayag sa dapat ipadayag.

            Ang tinoud nga story? pangutan-a na lang individually ang 36 NDAS nga gisipa kung unsa ang ilang maistorya.

            Pangutan-a sa tung wala moentra kung unsa ang ilang istorya.

            Pangutan-a ang pari og ang obispo kung unsa ang ilang istorya.

            Different perspective para maayo. kay kong ako lang may istorya man pud kong akoa, pero dapat sa korte sa amerika himoon atubangan ni Santo Papa.

  13. ivan said

    I do appreciate the person who made those numerical symbols…kahangahanga jejeje
    I’m glad I found this site…It structs me to explore this site and I enjoy the bloggers who communicate with one another to express their thoughts. Hope that I can join with you all…

  14. darbs said

    @Ivan, Welcome sa aming bahay kubo at salamat sa pag visita.

    Maki-join ka na rin sa blogisper.

    Mag sign up ka na rin: http://en.wordpress.com/signup/ at umpisahan na ang intrigahan.

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