Monday, December 6, 2010

When It Comes To Math



When it comes to math,
Some fear it to death,
Some fall out of breath;
Here is a simple confess:
Math is not something worse
than giving birth…
Math Is cool
If you know the rule;
Math is fun
If you are its fan.
Keep trying,
You can do it without dying…
1+1=2,
Math says something perfectly true.
2+2=4,
You can make a satisfying score.
3+3=6,
Math has some magical tricks.
If you truly understand,
You will love math and feel grand.

*****


When i started blogging one year ago, I truly enjoyed doing Monday Math posts. Glad to give it a try again today.

Today's math problem:

If it takes 12 people 3 days to build 72 meters of fence, how many meters of fence can 15 people build in one day?

Hint:

Compute how many meters of fence each person build each day applying the first 3 numbers, then it is easy to calculate using giving condition!

Pick one:

A: 2
B: 12
C: 20
D: 24
E: 30

Good Luck! I Wonder who can do it?

43 comments:

Kristin said...

La la la la la . . . .(my hands are over my ears!) YOU are amazing - love the poem and Love the question - but I am one of those who are deathly afraid of math (hence the hands over my ears, Lol!) Don't know how I even graduated college . . . Wonderful job as usual, xoxo

Amy said...

Not a big fan of Math.. Glad you are..

I am staying warm..

Eric Alder said...

Since nobody else guessed...

E: 30

Together We Save said...

No math please... I had to help my daughter with Alegebra yesterday until my head hurt!! LOL

NatureFootstep said...

I am not good at math, but I like what they can do with it.

genny said...

nice and unique blog. i am not a big fan of math but back when i was still studying, i got good grades in math subject. cheers!

girldaydreaming said...

i must admit, i've never thought of math as beautiful. your words encourage me so... nicely done.

Dorincard said...

E:30. Hey, nice blog! :)

LV said...

I do believe this is my first visit on the math blog. It is different, but I certainly could not participate. Math was not my strongest subject.

Mory said...

as a math major, i really like these poems.

Mory said...

as a math major, i really like these poems.

Rashmi said...

Wonderful jingle...
I love Maths very much...
Beautiful poem Jingle...
Really should appreciate you for thinking different ways of poeming..

ans.E

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I'm with Kristin, La la la my hands are also over my ears.

But loved the verse.

Dena E's Blog said...

I sooo agree with with the 1st comment ;0) I will avoid MATH at all costs..Lalalala and shaking my head btw... :0)
May God's blessings be on you as you look to Him during this wonderful Christmas Season and always~~~Hugs Dena

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Amity said...

Gosh Jingle you gave me a nosebleed with the 'simple math' question you gave ur readers.

Yes, nosebleed Jingle... :( I don't care what others would tell but I have to confess, I am dumby dumb when it comes to numbers... :(

could not join potluck this week, am quite stressed lately...hope to be back soon...

Amity said...

Gosh Jingle you gave me a nosebleed with the 'simple math' question you gave ur readers.

Yes, nosebleed Jingle... :( I don't care what others would tell but I have to confess, I am dumby dumb when it comes to numbers... :(

could not join potluck this week, am quite stressed lately...hope to be back soon...

Amity said...

Gosh Jingle you gave me a nosebleed with the 'simple math' question you gave ur readers.

Yes, nosebleed Jingle... :( I don't care what others would tell but I have to confess, I am dumby dumb when it comes to numbers... :(

could not join potluck this week, am quite stressed lately...hope to be back soon...

Amity said...

Gosh Jingle you gave me a nosebleed with the 'simple math' question you gave ur readers.

Yes, nosebleed Jingle... :( I don't care what others would tell but I have to confess, I am dumby dumb when it comes to numbers... :(

could not join potluck this week, am quite stressed lately...hope to be back soon...

Amity said...

Gosh Jingle you gave me a nosebleed with the 'simple math' question you gave ur readers.

Yes, nosebleed Jingle... :( I don't care what others would tell but I have to confess, I am dumby dumb when it comes to numbers... :(

could not join potluck this week, am quite stressed lately...hope to be back soon...

Amity said...

Gosh Jingle you gave me a nosebleed with the 'simple math' question you gave ur readers.

Yes, nosebleed Jingle... :( I don't care what others would tell but I have to confess, I am dumby dumb when it comes to numbers... :(

could not join potluck this week, am quite stressed lately...hope to be back soon...

Amity said...

Gosh Jingle you gave me a nosebleed with the 'simple math' question you gave ur readers.

Yes, nosebleed Jingle... :( I don't care what others would tell but I have to confess, I am dumby dumb when it comes to numbers... :(

could not join potluck this week, am quite stressed lately...hope to be back soon...

Dasuntoucha said...

Sweet a poem and a math problem!...you're pretty cool Jingle (^_^)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Love the poem Jingle, most original.
Yvonne.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I can!
Math can be fun--useful, too!
Each person builds 2 meters per day and therefore....

Anonymous said...

you are mathaholic. :)

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

Myrna R. said...

When I hear the word "math" my brian crashes. I think I have a true math phoebia. I did great in high school, but something must have happened that summer before college 'cause by then math was a language from another planet to me.

Cute poem.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Ok, 24 per day, 2 meters per person, so 30 meters total.

Selina Kingston said...

Yes, I like maths. I'm going with 30 !

Georgina Dollface said...

When it comes to math, I suck. I have this fear that one day I will win some big grand prize and then I'll have to answer a skill-testing question, which will most likely be a math question, and then I'll mess it up and lose the prize and then spend the rest of my days living in a cardboard box eating cat food. Yeah, me and math don't get along. - G

Cezar and Léia said...

I prefer Arts than Math, okay I need to confess! :)
Very interesting post
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Jingle said...

awesome, 30 is the correct answer, thanks for playing along, folks,
you are dear!

Happy Thursday!

Hope said...

I'm not very good at math but...this was a great poem!
thanks

Roger Owen Green said...

I figured it out, but I never actually figured out the per meter productivity.
I sussed that
12 peo 3 days 72 m
12 peo 1 day 24 m
15 peo (12X5/4) 1 day 30 m (24X5/4)

hpicasso said...

for your mathematical funny bone

Count On Me
-----------

twice is nice
but thrice is divine
numbers oh numbers
give me nine in a line

and eight my friend
a great place to begin
what four for more
is half then again

just to say five
I’m kept alive
all the answers
I can derive

we get from six
so many tricks
devilish digit
thrown in the mix

sevens of three
winner for me
a riskier one
there may never be

back to aught
alone once again
if to add one
he now is a ten

rad081208

rt r said...

72feet/3days*12men = 2feet/man-day

2feet/man-day*15men*1day = 30feet

What's the big deal? :-)

Ps: I love math.

JamieDedes said...

I'll have to take your word for it, Ji. I'm completely undone. Words are my thing. On numbers I bling!

misz zatiey said...

just a nice poem..can i copy n publish into my blog?

Melissa Ridley Elmes said...

Math.... oy. I think I will give this one to my daughter and see if she can solve it as a game!~ I like the interdisciplinary approach to the subject. :o) Here's my offering this week: http://caridwen.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/drafting-in-memoriam-adrienne-rich/

Anonymous said...

This may be well-written, but I still refuse to believe that maths is anything but evil ;) My boyfriend is obsessed with numbers and patterns, and is always trying to get me to fall in love with it. Nah, ain't going to happen.

http://halfwaybetweenthegutter.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/epiphany-2/

Suzy said...

Math was my favourite subject in school. Nice post.

Someday Somewhere - Hope

ironisch said...

E: 30!
12 people->3 days->72m

1 day->12*3=36 people->72m
15people->15/36*72=30m!

I love Math, could feel your joy you delivered with your straight forward style :)

Keep it up!

Stephany ChuBB Hudson said...

a stimulating one, well done.