I am a chemistry geek. I love knowing what atoms and molecules make up *everything*. I love to understand and marvel at it all.

I am also a spelling and grammar freak. Typos and their ilk make me twitch.

But I *also* love me some numbers. I took extra math courses in college to learn non-Euclidian geometry and to study the Fibonacci numbers just because it was a fun way to stretch my brain out. Yeah. I’m a geek.

Try this one:

a + b is to a, as a is to b

Let b = 1 Find a

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I left you some room to work. Did you get it yet? It’s just a bit o’ the old algebra. You can do it.

And when you do, that number is a lovely one. It is golden.

Look it up and see.

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Try this one:

a + b is to a, as a is to b and b is a abe as abe is to z bebe’ born on z 12th of February, 204 years ago.

Let b = 1 and let it b, let it b. Find Waldo

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love you geeky cuz!

Hahahahahahah. I love you back!

Now, go get Bossman and ask him to do it.

Translation: “a + b is to a, as a is to b” means (a+b)/a = a/b.

Does that help?

uh…zero?

uh…nope.

Please, try again. (Ask Allie to help.)

Translation: “a + b is to a, as a is to b” means (a+b)/a = a/b.

Does that help?

I’ll go with a=2,

3 is to 2, as 2 is to 1

Translation: “a + b is to a, as a is to b” means (a+b)/a = a/b.

Does that help?

No. That does not help!

But your clue did. And since the atomic weight of gold didn’t work (my layman’s attempt to think like a chemist) I googled to see if there was, in fact, a ‘golden number’

🙂

Yippee for Google! Google can do algebra! Yippee!

xoxoxox

a squared = ab + (b squared)

a squared – b squared = ab

(a + b)(a – b) = ab

a= the square root of (a+1)

hmmmm…. so goldenly dlicious!

retry please. algebra error.