To Ten and Back

I’m going to try counting my breaths in yoga using the following scheme:

1,1,1,2,2,1,1,2,3,3,2,1,…,1,…,10,10,…,1

How many breaths will I take in the course of one set?

  • 20 ones
  • 18 twos
  • 16 threes
  • +2 tens
  • 110 breaths

Alternatively this can be found using an altered form of the system used by Gauss as a schoolchild:

  • 20 ones = 20 breaths
  • 18 twos + 2 tens = 20 breaths
  • 16 threes + 4 nines = 20 breaths
  • 14 fours + 6 eights = 20 breaths
  • 12 fives + 8 sevens = 20 breaths
  • 10 sixes = 10 breaths
  • 110 breaths

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