# Some cool number patterns - and how to give 100%

By Murray Bourne, 14 Apr 2008

This arrived in my Inbox recently.

There is some nice symmetry in all of these:

1 x 8 + 1 = 9 12 x 8 + 2 = 98 123 x 8 + 3 = 987 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432 123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321 1 x 9 + 2 = 11 12 x 9 + 3 = 111 123 x 9 + 4 = 1111 1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111 12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111 123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111 1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111 12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111 123456789 x 9 +10 = 1111111111 9 x 9 + 7 = 88 98 x 9 + 6 = 888 987 x 9 + 5 = 8888 9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888 98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888 987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888 9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888 98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888 1 x 1 = 1 11 x 11 = 121 111 x 111 = 12321 1111 x 1111 = 1234321 11111 x 11111 = 123454321 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321 1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321 11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

And now for the most important part of learning - and life generally...

## Giving 100%

If:

A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, ... , z = 26,

then:

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

And:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K = 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

But to arrive at 100%, we need:

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

Enjoy your dayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦

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