2-minute video on applied mathematics that anyone can understand. (Well worth watching!)

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Submitted by Frank V.

Advanced mathematics: Common denominator between Catholic students and Muslim teacher.

Khadija Ali, a Muslim,  is a math teacher at Holy Family Cathedral School.

In 2002, when she interviewed for the job at Holy Family, Ali came qualified. She had 26 years of experience, and had been nominated Teacher of the Year in her previous job, at John Muir Middle School in Los Angeles.

Principal Harlow says Ali was exactly what she was looking for.

But she also knew Sept. 11 was still fresh on the minds of every American, and that she had to consider the possibility that some parents wouldn’t like the idea of entrusting the best minds at the school to a Muslim teacher.

“I had some concerns,” Harlow says.

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Learning to appreciate (apparent) infinity: The Mandelbrot Set

Most of us have a pretty hard time coming to grips with concepts of eternity and/or infinity.

And many more, unable or unwilling to try to comprehend such things at all, arbitrarily rule out the possibility that an eternal Supreme Being … the First Cause of all things … God … even exists.

Mathematical exercises like this one serve to demonstrate the beauty of numbers, in a very unique and enjoyable way.

Much of the fascination of the Mandelbrot set stems from the fact that an extremely simple formula gives rise to an object of such great complexity.

This video uses fractal geometry to generate a seemingly infinite array of geometric shapes.

If mere humans can generate stuff like this, just imagine the awesome workings of the mind of God!

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Mathematics is the language of infinity

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1 x 8 + 1 = 9
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> 12 x 8 + 2 =98
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> 123 x 8 + 3 = 987
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> 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
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> 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
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> 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
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> 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
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> 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
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> 123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321
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> 1 x 9 + 2 = 11
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> 12 x 9 + 3 = 111
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> 123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
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> 1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
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> 12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
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> 123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
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> 1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
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> 12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
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> 123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111
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> 9 x 9 + 7 = 88
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> 98 x 9 + 6 = 888
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> 987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
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> 9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
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> 98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
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> 987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
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> 9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
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> 98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888
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> Brilliant, isn’t it?
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> And look at this symmetry:
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> 1 x 1 = 1
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> 11 x 11 = 121
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> 111 x 111 = 12321
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> 1111 x 1111 = 1234321
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> 11111 x11111 = 123454321
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> 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
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> 1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
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> 11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
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> 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321
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> Mind Boggling…
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> Now, take a look at this…
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> 101%
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> From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:
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> What Equals 100%?
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> What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
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> Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
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> We have all been in situations where someone wants you to
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> GIVE OVER 100%…
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> How about ACHIEVING 101%?
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> What equals 100% in life?
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> Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help
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> answer these questions:
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> If:
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> 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
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> Is represented as:
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> 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.
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> Then:
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> H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K
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> 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
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> And:
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> K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
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> 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%
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> But:
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> A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
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> 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
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> THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:
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> L-O-V-E-O-F-G-O-D
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> 12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%
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> Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:
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> While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
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> get you there, It’s the Love of God that will put you over the top!
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> If you find this interesting share it with your friends & loved ones.
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> Have a nice day & God bless you!


Submitted by Rita S.