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### The Matrix was a mashup of…sushi!

October27

Yes, you probably read about it here last, but 20 years ago (ask your parents) the film The Matrix featured scrolling green ‘code’ which turned out to simply be sushi recipes! If you read Japanese and look closely you’ll be able to see it’s a jumble of characters: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. The production designer, Simon Whiteley, who created the title sequence for the movie, has revealed the source was his wife’s Japanese cook book. (Ed Note: Is this related to the controlling Japanese Government being called the ‘Diet’?)

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10 x 9 x 8 + (7 + 6) x 5 x 4 x (3 + 2) x 1 = 2020

NCEA Level 2 Algebra Problem. Using the information given, the shaded area = 9, that is:
y(y-8) = 9 –> y.y – 8y – 9 =0
–> (y-9)(y+1) = 0, therefore y = 9 (can’t have a distance of – 1 for the other solution for y)
Using the top and bottom of the rectangle,
x = (y-8)(y+2) = (9-8)(9+2) = 11
but, the left side = (x-4) = 11-4 = 7, but rhs = y+? = 9+?, which is greater than the value of the opp. side??
[I think that the left had side was a mistake and should have read (x+4)?]