Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Chim-Chiminey Equation

The Chim-Chiminey Equation

My daughter and I worked out this equation:

 – 2 – 2 x  =  – x – x – 2 x

This equation, when written rapidly with pencil on paper on a hard surface, makes a sound much like this song passage from “My Fair Lady”:

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be!

The equation works out to x = 1.

No comments:

Post a Comment