Trivia’s Facts and More (10/1)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  You are invited to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

Anne has 3 blouses, 4 skirts, and 2 pairs of shoes.  How many different outfits can she wear if an outfit consists of any blouse worn with any skirt and either pair of shoes?

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) served as the third President of the United States for two 4-year terms (1801-1809).  He was an accomplished farmer, lawyer, and architect.  

Some interesting notes about Jefferson included:

  • Governor of Virginia 
  • Founded the University of Virginia
  • Portrait found on two-dollar bill and nickel (five cent coin)
  • One of four Presidents with images carved on South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore

Following his election in 1800, Jefferson was given a major opportunity in greatly expand the land size of the young United States.  France was in need to extra money because of Napoleon Bonaparte’s ongoing European wars.  They offered to sell their stake in North America, which became known as the Louisiana Purchase, for $15 million in 1803.

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Answer to Brain Teaser Question

24   (3 x 4 x 2 = 24)

7 thoughts on “Trivia’s Facts and More (10/1)

  1. That first problem brought back word problems from math class in school. “If a train going sixty miles an hour…” and so on. I hated them. There’s something about my brain that just can’t ‘get’ math, beyond checkbook balancing. I did begin picking up some geometry and algebra once I started sailing, and needed those for navigating!

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  2. I enjoyed the facts about Thomas Jefferson since VA is my home state. And I actually got the brain teaser today but only because I remembered a little about my probability and statistics class. I’m awful at math, but my son has a Master’s degree in it and my DIL is studying for her Ph.D. in mathematics. I’m happy for them, but it’s beyond me. I’m a language and history major, so I use the other side of my brain, or that is what I have been told anyway.

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    • Vickie, thanks for sharing. Thomas Jefferson is a remarkable and interesting person to study. I was pretty decent in math, but my daughters would bury me with their expertise. Fortunately, I breezed through a calculus course in college.

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