## Posts tagged ‘diameter’

### Ratio Celebration

While flipping through the Big Book of Zany Activities from Kidsbook®, my sons came across the following challenge:

Can you make 25 or more words from the following word?
CELEBRATION

Alex put pencil to paper immediately and beamed as he wrote the word ratio.

It made me wonder if I could find 25 or more math words within CELEBRATION. Sure enough, I could. My list of 42 words is at the bottom of this post, though admittedly, a rather liberal view of what constitutes a math word is required, and there are even a couple of proper nouns on the list. But even removing the ones that were iffy, I think I still met the requisite number.

Speaking of ratio, you might be interested in the discussion of the No Slope… Ratio! joke. Though probably not, so here are some other ratio jokes.

A trainer at the gym was asked, “How can I calculate my body fat ratio?”
The trainer responded, “Well, if you have a body and you have fat, the ratio is 1:1. If you have two bodies, the ratio is 2:1. And so on.”

Yo momma is so fat, her ratio of circumference to diameter is 4!

Math Words Within CELEBRATION:

1. Abel
2. Ace
3. Acre
4. Arc
5. Bar
6. Bi
7. Bin
8. Bit
9. Caliber
10. Cantor
11. Cent
12. Center
13. Coil
14. Coin
15. Cone
16. Election
17. Eon
18. Era
19. Lie
20. Line
21. Linear
22. Loci
23. Lone
24. Once
25. One
26. Orb
27. Orbit
28. Net
29. Nil
30. Rate
31. Real
32. Recent
33. Table
34. Tail
35. Tare
36. Teen
37. Ten
38. Tic
39. Tie
40. Tile
41. Tree
42. Trice

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