HOW MANY TWO’S MAKE 8000 ?
Normally,one would say using addition, four
thousand times two make eight thousand.But if
we use multiplication as well,the number will be
considerably reduced.This can be seen from the
story of U Lu Aye and his wife.
One day U Lu Aye related to his wife a piece of
news.Within two hours,without resorting to modern inventions like computers and internet ,
the piece of news became known to more than
eight thousand people.The following calculations
based on the following assumptions show how it
is possible travelling from person to person basis.
Let us suppose that U Lu Aye’s wife told the bit
of news to two persons within ten minutes.Let us
suppose further that each of the persons who
heard the news hastened to tell the bit of news to two other persons.That took,say another ten minutes.Let us suppose that within ten minutes every person who heard the news passed it on to two other persons.
picture of persons talking
Now, let us make a table showing the number
of additional persons who heard the news.