Math Storytelling Day is observed annually on September 25th. It was created by Maria Droujkova of **naturalmath.com** in 2009 on her birthday after she read a blog post by Seth Godin entitled “What should I do on your birthday?”

On this day, Math lovers share their love of Maths through storytelling, but today, I’ll be sharing a few facts instead of telling stories.

* Pythagoras established the Pythagorean School, whose doctrine it was that mathematics ruled the universe and whose motto was “All is number”.

* Mathematics is not discovered; it is invented.

* It wasn’t until the 16th century that most mathematical symbols were invented. Before this time math equations were written in words.

* It is believed that Ancient Egyptians used complex mathematics such as algebra, arithmetic, and geometry as far back as 3000 BC.

* French Mathematician and inventor, Blaise Pascal contributed Pascal’s triangle and probability theory. He also invented an early digital calculator.

*** What comes after a million, billion, and trillion?** A quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, and nonillion.

* An icosagon is a shape with 20 sides.

* Trigonometry is the study of the relationship between the angles of triangles and their sides.

#### * **Here’s a fun fact:**

### The name of the search engine ‘Google’ came from a misspelling of the word ‘googol’, which is a very large number (the number one followed by one hundred zeros to be exact).

* **A ‘googolplex’ is the number 1 followed by a googol zeros**, this number is so big that it can’t be written because there isn’t enough room in the universe to fit it in. It would take a length of time far greater than the age of the universe just to write the numbers.

* The number Pi (the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle) can’t be expressed as a fraction, this means it is an irrational number. **When written as a decimal it never repeats and never ends.** Here is Pi written to 50 decimal places: 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939935710 (I can only hope that I wrote this right!)

### A fun problem!

Cutting a cake into 8 pieces with JUST 3 slices is very possible. How do you go about doing that?

Have fun solving that one! It’s really easy. 🙂

****Cody Martin GIFs via Google Search*

Until you give me the answer about the 8 slice, 3 cuts, I’m going to say its a trick question. Oh wait, maybe I’ll googol it hahaha 😉

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Haha! Did you ‘googol’ it?

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noooo I thought if I did, I’d just get a googol of results that had nothing to do with how to get 8 slices with 3 cuts hahaha. At least that is what usually happens 😉

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That is true, too. For Cut #1 you cut through the middle of the cake (vertically); this would leave two equal halves. For Cut #2 you cut across the center of the cake (horizontally); this would give you four equal sides. And for Cut #3, you cut through the middle edge of the cake slicing all four of the pieces in equal halves.

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I typed up that as my first answer but then I took a piece of paper and drew it out and only got 6 slices 😦 I don’t know what I did wrong. How are you one diagrams? hahaha

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See! You got it right! Forget about the paper. LoL!

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No I didn’t hahaha on paper I ended up with 6 slices. BUT the blessing is, and there always is one, if I am ever in that situation, I have cake 😉 God bless you my friend for making me think, and interact :):)

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Yes, there is always a blessing! I’m glad that you liked the problem and tried to attempt it. Now, you give me an idea about adding Math problems. Hmm…

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hahaha

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Wow! I’ve learnt so much from this post haha! That’s a tricky question/equation😁 oh and don’t forget I dislike maths with a passion!

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Right! You know how I feel about Maths as well, but I love reading Maths facts/history etc. Come on, try it. It’s really easy. 🙂

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Haha! I don’t know how you does slice ….ERM what was it again? I’m sorry much but am very somnolent right now 😩😴😴😴

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GO TO BED THEN!

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😘😘😘❤❤❤

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Tricky lol.

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