Sunday, February 20, 2005

3 Again

I don’t want to bore anyone any more than necessary but away back when in one of my blogs I was advancing the theory that this universe is based on the number 3. For instance, we have 3 dimensions, length, width and height. Three strikes and you’re out. Things, good or bad, usually happen in 3’s. Most discussions have 3 major points. Traffic lights usually have 3 lights, red for stop, yellow for caution and green for go. You are usually given 3 chances to accomplish something. Most people can only remember 3 things on a list. The triangle, consisting of 3 sides is the strongest form of construction. The people you know in your life can be classified as acquaintances, friends and soulmates. If you organize a speech, tell them what you are going to say, say it and tell them what you said. I was staring at a list of whole numbers which are numbers that don’t have any fractions such as 337, 59 ,149, 7919 and it hit me. If you chose any random whole number such as 337, 59, 149 or 7919 and do the following something interesting happens:
337: Add the digits in the number 337 which are (3+3+7=13). Subtract 13 from 337 (337-13 = 324). Add the digits in 324 (3+2+4 = 9). The square root of 9 is 3 or (3X3=9)
59: Add the digits in the number 59 which are (5+9=14). Subtract 14 from 59 (59-14 = 45). Add the digits in 45 (4+5) = 9). The square root of 9 is 3 or (3X3=9).
149: Add the digits in the number 149 which are (1+4+9=14). Subtract 14 from 149 (149-14 = 135). Add the digits in 135 (1+3+5 = 9). The square root of 9 is 3 or (3X3=9).
7919: Add the digits in the number 7919 which are (7+9+1+9=26). Subtract 26 from 7919 (7919-26 = 7893). Add the digits in 7893 (7+8+9+3 = 27). Add the digits in 27 (2+7 = 9). The square root of 9 is 3 or (3X3=9).
Interesting Wot???


John B. said...

I don't know if you've read Dante's The Divine Comedy (and I don't know how much this contributes to your post, either), but each of its three sections consist of 33 cantos, its verses written in terza rima form, for a total of 99 cantos, plus one concluding canto in Paradiso for a total of 100.
Dante, of course, wanted to evoke the doctrine of the Trinity with the architecture of his poem, but it's nevertheless true that the magical, even supernatural nature of numbers was simply assumed not just by Dante but by his age, not to mention those of ages (and ages) before him.

geezer squeezer! said...

what about number 2's?

city rocker said...

Excuse me for juvenile humor, but I agree, number 2 is a big part of everyone's life. By the way, thanks for the comment! I like your writing, too. Very unique combination of math and philosophy.

geezer squeezer! said...

number 2's are way better than number 3's!