Standard Christmas is December 25, which is 1225 in the USA. It is the square of 35:

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If we observe that the triangular number of n is the sum of the whole numbers from 1 to n, like

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then we can do this with 49, and we will get 1225.

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21

+ 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + 26 + 27 + 28 + 29 + 30 + 31 + 32 + 33 + 34 + 35 + 36 + 37 + 38

+ 39 + 40 + 41 + 42 + 43 + 44 + 45 + 46 + 47 + 48 + 49 = 1225

Two places in Scripture where there is mathematics related, indirectly, to this subject are the ninth chapter of Daniel, and the first chapter of Matthew.

Merry Christmas to All!

## Friday, December 25, 2009

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And a happy new year to you Claudia!

ReplyDeleteThank you for directing my to your blog from Aspires. I've been reading your posts there for quite a while. Now I'm going to bookmark your blog.

As I read your post, I had a blinding insight that is making me go "Duh!" Okay, I have a critique group that is showing me where I need more clarity, description, etc in the trilogy I plan to publish soon. The first part of the trilogy was published by Eerdmans a long time ago...long story....

Anyway, I have mild Asperger's (and a son with AS and a daughter with autism and a son with I am an artist syndrome, works on GuildWars.) The protagonist in the Shatterworld trilogy has Asperger's, but is Not Me. She is a math prodigy. I am not. I just happen to like mathmeticians. The duh! moment is suddenly realizing that I have not had a math person look over the manuscript to see that what she says and thinks is congruent with being a math prodigy.

Sooooo..... the question is: would you be willing to spend the time to read the ms and comment on that side of the character's personality?

Lelia Rose Foreman

I just realized I forgot to give you my email address. frank4man@comcast.net.

ReplyDeleteCan you tell I have a disordered executive function?

Hi Lelia,

ReplyDeleteI would love to read your work. I will have to read the first book, too!

Claudia