Home | Community | Message Board


Marijuana Demystified
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineAlan Stone
Corpus

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 986
Loc: Ten feet up
Last seen: 11 years, 5 months
An exercise in divergent thinking
    #4136276 - 05/05/05 05:20 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

eMotion inspired my to start this thread with his "444"="a perfect set of fours".

The exercise itself: think of ways to calculate or otherwise determine 14 x 14.


--------------------
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

- Aristotle


Edited by Alan Stone (05/05/05 05:21 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineexclusive58
illegal alien

Registered: 04/16/04
Posts: 2,146
Last seen: 4 years, 3 months
Re: An exercise in divergent thinking [Re: Alan Stone]
    #4136311 - 05/05/05 05:56 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I do:
14 x 10 (=140) + 14 x 4 (=56)
and 140 + 56 = 196

That's what you were asking right?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineAlan Stone
Corpus

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 986
Loc: Ten feet up
Last seen: 11 years, 5 months
Re: An exercise in divergent thinking [Re: exclusive58]
    #4136318 - 05/05/05 06:06 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah it is. But don't limit yourself. Post as many as you can think of. :smirk:


--------------------
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

- Aristotle


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSeussA
Error: divide byzero

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 23,480
Loc: Caribbean
Last seen: 23 days, 9 hours
Re: An exercise in divergent thinking [Re: Alan Stone]
    #4136499 - 05/05/05 07:58 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

2^7+2^6+2^2=128+64+4=196
13^2+3^3=169+27=196

there are a lot (infinite?) of ways to derive 196.


--------------------
Just another spore in the wind.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBloodNOil
Captain Zeep
 User Gallery
Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 1,020
Last seen: 8 years, 3 months
Re: An exercise in divergent thinking [Re: Seuss]
    #4137384 - 05/05/05 01:27 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

196 * unity


--------------------
It's like a koala bear crapped a rainbow in my brain!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineAlan Stone
Corpus

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 986
Loc: Ten feet up
Last seen: 11 years, 5 months
Re: An exercise in divergent thinking [Re: Seuss]
    #4138294 - 05/05/05 05:02 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

2^7+2^6+2^2=128+64+4=196
13^2+3^3=169+27=196




Alright, perhaps I should refine the question. I'm looking for answers that will fit into a formula or another STRUCTURED mode of thinking. A method that will work in any multiplication (or perhaps just in multiplications of numbers between 11 and 19, inclusive). Randomly adding numbers together isn't the idea.

One example is:

The difference between a quadrate (?) n? and (n+1)? is 2n + 1. For example, the difference between 0? and 1? = 2x0 + 1. The difference between 1? and 2? = 2x1 + 1. And so on.
Applied to 14?, this means you add 2x13 + 1 to 169.


--------------------
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

- Aristotle


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineAlan Stone
Corpus

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 986
Loc: Ten feet up
Last seen: 11 years, 5 months
Re: An exercise in divergent thinking [Re: BloodNOil]
    #4138304 - 05/05/05 05:04 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

196 * unity



Yeah, that's one (pun intended).


--------------------
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

- Aristotle


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Multiple and simultaneous life times cleaner 721 16 03/31/04 04:11 PM
by Hahzist
* A Field Guide to Critical Thinking
( 1 2 all )
trendalM 1,430 20 10/12/04 03:52 PM
by MAIA
* Two roads diverged in a wood... Kandinsky 1,191 15 08/04/08 09:38 AM
by Icelander
* Thinking in Darwinian Lockstep
( 1 2 all )
Evolving 2,511 33 12/31/04 05:54 PM
by Sclorch
* The Multiple's Mirror........... >II< PhanTomCat 394 2 02/21/05 09:54 PM
by PhanTomCat
* Why do you think
( 1 2 all )
shizznit 941 30 04/05/07 08:36 PM
by Diploid
* Same life multiple times? MOTH 602 9 06/30/04 07:37 PM
by redgreenvines
* Lack of sleep generates multiplicity.. Fliquid 516 4 09/09/02 10:45 AM
by Fliquid

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, CosmicJoke, Diploid, Jokeshopbeard, DividedQuantum
562 topic views. 1 members, 9 guests and 8 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
World Seed Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.034 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 14 queries.