No, I have not been trying out the latest internet dating sites, or going out with a range of new men – I’m talking calendar dates!
Today’s and tomorrow’s dates are interesting – 10.10.11 and 11.10.11. If you take the dots away you have two binary numbers. In January, I remember a pupil of mine being very excited about the fact that several dates were binary numbers (1.1.11, 10.1.11, 11.1.11) and he was eagerly looking forward to October and November for the same reason!
October has 3 ‘binary dates’ – 1.10.11, 10.10.11 and 11.10.11.
November will have 3 also – 1.11.11, 10.11.11 and 11.11.11.
Anyone care to work out the value of these number? No, I thought not… so here are today and tomorrow done for you.
10.10.11 (take the dots away) is 43
11.10.11 is 59.
If you want an explanation of binary (if you’re still reading this post, of course, and haven’t fallen asleep!) there’s one here.