Math Monday: 12 Days of Christmas

It’s 12 days until Christmas! Have you ever considered what might happen if you took the song The 12 Days of Christmas literally? Let me mathematically explain what you would have!

12 partridges and 12 pear trees

22 turtle doves

30 French hens

36 calling birds

40 gold rings

42 geese a’laying (that number might increase depending on incubation time for eggs of course)

42 swimming swans

40 maid’s a milking, and therefore, also 40 cows

36 ladies dancing

30 pipers piping

22 Lords a’leaping

12 drummers drumming

Perhaps, your true love should reconsider this gifting plan.Of course, you could just prepare for the 12 Days After Christmas:

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