# Numbers / Counting

" What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and
one and one and one and one?"

" I don't know" said Alice. "I lost count."

"She can't do addition." said the Red Queen.

-Lewis Carrol *(Through the looking glass)*

Prof : How much is 7 x 24?

Student : It's 168.

Prof : Prove it.

Student : 16 +8 = 24.

Prof : and 7 x 27?

Student : 189, proof 18 +9 = 27.

Prof : and 7 x 21?

Student : 147, proof 14 +7 = 21.

Prof : and 7 x 18?

Student : 126, proof 12 +6 = 18.

Q : Divide 14 sugar cubes into 3 cups of coffee so that each cup has an
odd number of sugar cubes.

A : 1, 1, 12

Riposte : 12 isn't odd!

A : It's an odd number of cubes to put in a cup of coffee! (groan)

Complete the next two terms of this sequence:

O, T, T, F, F, S, S, E,....

(Answer: N, T -Nine, Ten)

Likewise here:

3 3 5 4 4 3 5 5

(Answer: 4 3 -number of letters in the words "Nine" and "Ten")

Theorem : A cat has nine tails.

Proof : No cat has eight tails. A cat has one more tail than no cat. Therefore,
a cat has nine tails.

Mathematics is made up of 50 percent formulas, 50 percent proofs and 50 percent imagination.

A child defined infinity as the place where things happen that shouldn't.