Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Does Mathematics Rule??

If the letters MATHEMATICSRULES endlessly repeats, what would be the 500th letter?


How many different ways are there to find the answer?


Mr. Harbeck




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3 Comments:

At 6:04 PM, Blogger Squeaky_Cheeks74 said...

If the letters MATHEMATICSRULES endlessly repeats, what would be the 500th letter?

M A T H E M A T I C S R U L E
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
S
16

500%16=31.25
31.25 IS MORE THAN 31 TIMES SO 32X16=MORE THAN 500
32X16=512
16-12=4
4=H

aNOTHER WAY

500%16=31.25
ROUND TO 31
31X16=496
496=S
497=M
498=A
499=T
500=H

AND ANOTHER

500%16=31.25
16X31=496

S M A T H
496 497 498 499 500
H IS THE 500TH LETTER

ANOTHER EXAMPLE

16X=
16,32,48,64,80,96,112,128,144,160,
176,192,208,224,240,256,272,288,304,
320,336,352,368,384,400,416,432,448,
464,480,496

496=S
497=M
498=A
499=T
500=H
H IS THE 500TH NUMBER.

THERE are tons of ways to answer this question. Thanks Harbuck for using a question that has a logical solution to it. Not no guess and check.

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger kahlah120 said...

well their are 16 words in MATHEMAICSRULES.
questions: what would be the 500th letter?
well 16/500= 31.25
then 31.25 is more than 31 so the next thing i did was 32x16=512
then i subtracted 16-12 bc 512-12 is 500
which means H= 4 at least i think??
-KAyla

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Mr. H said...

Nice job Kayla Squeak. Keep on problem solving.

Harbeck

 

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