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Songs about math.

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Briefly mentioned[edit]

  • 100 Cars For Good - "Help them amplify and multiply / The good that they'll do with that ride"
  • Certain People I Could Name - "Count the arms, the legs and heads, and then divide by five"
  • Hate The Villanelle - "These words are fractions when I needed primes"
  • I Am Alone - "So now it appears the double crossers / Have been too clever by half"
  • It Was A Very Good Year - "When I was the square root of a negative number, it was a very good year..."
  • McCafferty's Bib - "I used to have eleven problems / Then they all went away / When I added one more"
  • Moving To The Sun - "Ninety-three miles times a million more"
  • No! (Song) - "No plus no equals no"
  • Oddball - "Now I wanna talk to everyone about mathematics. / Mathematics moves at such a crawl"
  • One Dozen Monkeys - "I'm eleven years old. That's one more than ten and one less than twelve."
  • One Everything - "It all adds up to one"
  • Seven - "Sevens add and multiply / There's only one way to subtract them"
  • Till My Head Falls Off - "There were 87 Advil in the bottle, now there's 30 left / I ate 47 so what happened to the other 10?"
  • Turtle Songs Of North America - "The number of gasps follows the Fibonacci sequence, often reaching as high as 55 or 89 gasps before the animal loses consciousness." (The number of turtle gasps in the background do follow the Fibonacci sequence, getting up to the seventh number, 13. 55 and 89 are the 10th and 11th Fibonacci numbers).
  • Who Are The Electors? - "Every state gets a number of electors that's exactly the same / As the number of senators and representatives they claim / Plus three added on for D.C. / They are the electors / All 538" (This is accompanied in the video by a map showing the number of electoral votes in each of the 50 states and D.C., which total to 538.)

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