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Visual Maths: Fun with Barcodes

There are patterns even in daily objects arounds us. A book’s or any grocery product barcode may look like a bunch of random digits, but there is a secret mathematical code hidden in the barcode.

What pattern do you see in the Barcode below?

  • There are alternate black and white vertical stripes
  • Some stripes are thick and some stripes are thin
  • It starts and ends with black color stripe.

Puzzle: Consider a 10cm barcode. How many different patterns can you create using combinations 1 cm or 2 cm (black and white stripe)

You can use paper cut outs of 1 cm and 2 cm and then place them in different combinations to find the patterns.


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