X plus Y equals Z

Vivi enjoys the challenge of doing math, and even more, enjoys finding mathematical patterns in everyday life. She counts syllables in poems, arranges items in ascending rows to form triangles, and above all loves calling out equations hidden in the time on our clocks. If it’s 5:23, she says, "2+3=5!" 3:39 is "3×3=9!" She especially enjoys finding two consecutive times that both work out mathematically: 3:25 and 3:26, for instance.

I dunno if this portends anything more than a personal quirk, but I’m enjoying it!

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