You may have heard there is a new light beer on the block with 80 calories. 80 calories, huh? Seems like … a lot for a super light beer.
So Miller64, the OG extra light beer with only 64 calories, is here to settle a debate: Which number is smaller — 80 or 64?
After a recent survey that seemed to stump 7% of Americans who thought 80 was a smaller number than 64, Miller64 enlisted the help of world-renowned mathematician and current Thomas Jefferson Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, Ken Ono, to do the unnecessarily-simple-but-apparently-a-little-complicated math. Watch Ken Ono do the math here.
Ken Ono currently serves as the section chair for mathematics at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is an expert in number theory. He’s published over 200 research articles and was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering by a former president, among many other awards. Despite these accolades, Ken Ono still had questions about why 7% of Americans think 80 is smaller than 64.
When asked to solve this particular equation, Ken Ono stated, “I’ve seen a lot of complicated mathematical equations in my career, and worked to solve some of the most complex integer partitions and modular forms, but what I can’t understand is why anyone would think 80 is smaller than 64? I can confirm, 64 is most certainly smaller than 80.”
With only 64 calories and 2 carbohydrates, Miller64 is a crisp and refreshing extra light beer that doesn’t skimp on taste.
“Not only have we found the correct answer to which number is smaller, we’ve also found the perfect recipe for an extra light beer with Miller64,” said Sofia Colucci, global marketing vice president – Miller and economy portfolios. “It doesn’t take a genius to do the math, but we’re glad Ken Ono was able to help prove us right.”
Beer lovers and aspiring mathematicians who believe they know the correct answer to which is smaller — 80 or 64 — can visit whatnumberissmaller.com to prove their knowledge of simple math. Get it right (hot tip: It’s not hard!) and you can claim a free six-pack of Miller64, just in time for this weekend’s Big Game.
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