Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Math

Throughout my youth I thought math was fun and easy.  It required a bit of mental strain, but not too much, and in the end there was either a right answer or a wrong answer.  Black and white, methodical, easy peasy.  However, my relationship with math hit a rough patch when imaginary numbers came along.  At that point I decided I wouldn't become an astrophysicist, and thus changed my focus to business.  Unfortunately, everything in business is imaginary, but that's neither here nor there.

One of the most basic concepts in math is addition.  Ask any child what is 1 + 1 and they will answer 2.  I am here to tell you that this is not always the case.  "Heresy!"  It's true!  Allow me to introduce what I am calling familial math:



Right, so this is classic 1 + 1 = 2, right?  Well, yes, but no.  Familial math includes an additional factor: time.  And now we can see how time changes the results....

As you can see, 1 + 1 currently equals 2 1/2, as Christen so beautifully demonstrates.  I am pleased to announce that in early June 1 + 1 will equal 3, as a little lady will be joining our family equation.  Isn't familial math great?

And she's not allowed to date until she's 25

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