The Movie Test - The Maths

>>  Friday, September 07, 2012

Following on from posts like  'As I was going to St Ives' see the maths label to the right  it is time to watch numbers dance again.

The Test goes like this:

This math test will determine your favourite movie. Amazing!
This is pretty damn amazing. Mine turned out to be “Shrek“. That’s my favourite movie! I was surprised how this worked. Be honest and don’t look at the movie list till you have done the math!
Try this test and find out what movie is your favourite. This amazing math quiz can likely predict which of 18 films you would enjoy the most. Don’t ask me how, but it really works!

1. Pick a number from 1-9.
2. Multiply by 3.
3. Add 3.
4. Multiply by 3 again.
5. Now add the two digits together to find your predicted favourite movie in the list of 18 movies after the break.

Movie List:
1. Gone With The Wind
2. E.T.
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Star Wars
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
7. Jaws
8. Grease
9. The Joy of Anal Sex With A Goat
10. Casablanca
11. Jurassic Park
12. Shrek
13. Pirates of the Caribbean
14. Titanic
15. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
16. Home Alone
17. Mrs. Doubtfire
18. Toy Story

OK, so you get it right? Really the first part should say: 'pick a whole number between 1 and 9', that makes a big difference. But based on a whole number, look:

x is the number you picked:
1. x
2. 3x
4. 3x + 3
3. 3 ( 3x + 3)
4. 3(3x + 3)

3(3x + 3) =  9x + 9  or 9(x + 1)

The method will always give you a multiple of 9. The sum of the digits of all multiples of 9 between 18 and 90 is always 9 if you've ever done your 9 times table on your fingers you know that already!

So, want to know how you can not appear to be a total pervert and get Casablanca?  Try Pi (3.14)

3.14 gives an answer of 37.26. 3+7 =10

Want Shrek?  Try  9 1/3

So you see, fractions mess the joke up nicely.

By the way, want an easy way to remember Pi:

How 3 I 1 Wish 4 I 1 Could 5 calculate 9 Pi 2

No worries, you can thank me later, you go watch your film now!  or if you don't fancy The Joy of Sex (with a Goat or otherwise) then try this:

(My source for the Movie Test was here, and if you fancy a laugh go read the comments and my source for Tau was here)


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