## Posts tagged ‘skeleton’

### Scary Math Facts for Halloween

If you laid all the candy corn end-to-end that is sold annually — more than 35 million pounds, according to the National Confectioners Association — it would circle the moon 21 times.

And if you took all the bones from your body and laid them end-to-end… well, you’d be dead.

What is the weight of all the bones in an average human body?
One skele-ton.

What does a vampire teacher give to her students?
A blood test.

Did you hear about the vampire who became a logician?
He studies Boo-lean algebra.

What does a math teacher say to his students on Halloween?
Trig or treat!

And it wouldn’t be Halloween if this one wasn’t included:

What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
Pumpkin pi.

### Trig or Treat

On Mischief Night, I spent a long time explaining our Halloween decorations to my neighbor. But I understood why he was confused. After all, they didn’t look like Halloween decorations.

There was the WITCH of Agnesi taped to our front door…

…the SKELETON of a cube hanging from our tree…

…and Napier’s BONES drawn on the sidewalk in chalk.

After I set our neighbor straight, I went for a walk in the woods.

I came across a mathematician stirring a cauldron in the middle of an open clearing. One by one, she added the eye of a newt, two whiskers from a black cat, a pinch of wolf’s bane, a dash of bat’s blood, three hairs from a mermaid, the ear of a troll, and finally a dollup of dragon’s breath. I asked her, “Why don’t you just add everything at the same time?”

“Oh, no,” she said. “To make an effective potion, the ingredients must be integrated by parts.”

Finally, a math equation for today:

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