Maths stands for Mathematical Anti Telharsic Harfatum Septomin. It is, in effect, the language of numbers, with each number corresponding to a word. Maths also has a number of practical applications in real life; for example, it allows one to plot a trajectory to work (if able to fly). Finally, maths allows us to sort and understand numbers, from the smallest to the largest, which is around 45,000,000,000.
Applications of MathsEdit
Maths can be used to plot trajectories (as mentioned previously) through the usage of calculations. It is also possible to calculate the optimal moment to start a conversation, or how much change one will have after a transaction. It is even possible to use maths to work out how to tie shoe laces. A more thorough understanding of maths is required to solve mathematical problems, like the one shown below.
Jean is shorter than Brutus but taller than Imhotep. Imhotep is taller than Jean, but shorter than Lord Scotland. Lord Scotland is twice the height of Jean and Brutus combined but only one-tenth of the height of Millsy. Millsy is at a constant height of x − y. If Jean stands exactly one nautical mile away from Lord Scotland, how tall is Imhotep?
Through the application of maths, a solution can be arrived at. The answer is that Imhotep is invisible.
Other Types of Applied MathsEdit
- Main article: cDonald's Theorem
- Main article: Three Queen Problem
Maths is also used to calculate the probability of an event; for example, whether Queen Elizabeth the Third, Queen Elizabeth the Fourth and Queen Elizabeth the Fifth will be wearing the same dress at a party, given a set of variables.
- Main article: Spider Problem
Another practical use of Maths is when going shopping as we can perform basic calculations as to how much money we will spend and thus how much money we will have left over once we return home, for example, if eight ladies will have enough change for the bus home after shopping for spider and spider-shoes.
Tools Used in MathsEdit
A pencil case can be very useful when attempting to solve problems. To a modern maths student, it acts like a toolbox; without it, calculations can be difficult.
A typical pencil case might contain the following tools:
- Pencils (thus the name)
- A protractor
- A standard 2" ruler
- A pair of magnetic compasses
- Razor blades
- A calculator
- Garry gum