“One of the most striking differences in how intelligent people and non-intelligent people think about numbers is in the category called “irrational numbers.” Irrational numbers cannot be written as a rational number plus an irrational number. 

 

For example, 1/2 cannot be expressed as 1 + (1/2)  because it’s not possible to add a fraction and a whole number together to get an integer. The only way to represent something like this is by writing out the fraction first.” 

 

Love Shayarii has some more information about Number 1 Sign of High Intelligence, According to Jeff Bezos.

 

In fact, Jeff Bezos reveals that this single trait is actually prime evidence of high intelligence.

 

Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is not alone in his way of thinking. Albert Einstein once said, ” Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

 

We all know that we’re here because of numbers, but what are they really? Can they be explained through metaphors or equations? Well yes and no.

 

Yes, numbers do explain how things happen in nature, how planets revolve around stars and how gravity pulls objects towards each other. Mathematics has also helped us predict the weather and eventually even travel to the moon on a rocket ship -all thanks to numbers.

 

Here are some points discussed-

1. Irrational numbers cannot be written as a rational number plus an irrational number. 

 

For example, 1/2 cannot be written as 1.5 (1/2) because it’s not possible to add a fraction and a whole number together to get an integer. The only way to represent something like this is by writing out the fraction first. Humans use several systems of measurement in the modern world: metric, imperial and ancient units like feet, inches and ounces. 

 

As you can see, all 3 components needed for even a single measurement are different from each other: length comes in different forms as meter or meter; fluid volume is measured using liter or British gallon or US gallon; weight is measured using kilogram or pound or stone.

 

2. Non-intelligent people use numbers for simple, practical tasks.

 

They may understand that 4+4=8 but they don’t think to question where this holds true or why. For example, a restaurant owner would see that one set of customers comes in at 4 pm and another set comes in at 8 pm but he doesn’t know the math behind the time intervals or what to call them (eg: hour, hour). 

 

Non-intelligent people also can’t interpret numbers as a metaphor (eg: The four seasons) or get excited about discovering a number like Pi which is an infinite non repeating number represented by the symbol 3.14159

 

3. Non-intelligent people do not engage in mathematics.

 

For example, they can’t answer questions like “How many fingers can you have?” or “how many sides is a square?” or they can’t answer simple math like “5 plus 6 equals 11” because they don’t think these are numbers. 

 

They don’t see numbers as something they may want to know more about and make an effort to find out. This is why most of us are surprised when we have math problems solved right in front of our face.

 

4. Irrational numbers show up all over the place in nature and the universe.

 

For example, Pi and Phi are both irrational numbers that represent the ratio between a circle’s circumference and diameter. (3.14159 x ” to ” is equal to 1.6180339887) Pi and Phi show up in nature when you look at a leaf, the spiral of a shell, or the shape of a nautilus. 

 

Pi shows up in the universe when we look at how far planets are from stars and how long it takes for those planets to orbit their stars.

 

5. Irrational numbers are fundamental to many other systems of measurement.

 

For example, Pi shows up in architecture, the banking system and the way we measure time. Pi is also part of the metric system and is used to measure the circumference of a circle. Pi is a fundamental measurement used to find the surface area of a circle and volume of a sphere.

 

6. Humans are irrational when it comes to numbers.

 

We can’t solve math problems by using common sense or logic because almost all math problems are solved using what’s called “indirect reasoning” which relies on patterns, not logic or syllogisms (2+2=4 is a perfect example). We need to learn how to break down problems into subproblems until we get to the final answer.

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