# Proof that Salad Cancels Out Bacon

200The rumors you’ve been hearing. They’re true.

Salad cancels out bacon.

Let me explain.

## The Salad-Cancels-Out-Bacon Rule

This logic is derived from a spectrum of proven theories, derived as follows, in a highly scien-matical, derive-atory way:

1. First, we establish that the

is the same, that is:ratio of bacon to salad

bacon:salad = trueWe can now proceed in applying the laws of cross-multiplication.

2. In particular, we make use of the cross-cancellation laws, such that:

bacon/salad * salad/bacon = 1

3. Because we slash-ed-ed both the

andbaconfactors like they’re imaginary, we’re obligated to multiply our remainder bysalad(the infamous “imaginary number”). Like this:i

1 * i

4. And

, being imaginary and all, stands for nothing tangible, therefore:i

i =0carried through as1 * 0

5. As everyone knows, anything multiplied by zero = 0 therefore expressed as,

or1 * i= 01 * 0 = 0

6. To conclude and prove that

salad cancels out bacon

Best use for math I’ve seen so far… next to the discovery of the Higgs boson, that is!

haha, yep. I’m gonna have to look the one you mentioned up tho…..

Great blog and posts!!! thank you!

LOL interesting, nice post!

thanks. haha. I’m using my love for bacon to overcome my hate of math 😉

As an unrelated question but still somewhat related to math where do you purchase your bacon and how much per pound? Near me it’s about $5 or more per pound or less then a pound for the cheapest bacon.

Yes, they’re starting to reduce how much is in a pckg — 12 oz or only 8 oz (gasps)!

I’m fortunate to be part of a natural foods delivery coop called UNFI. So, I buy quality bacon in bulk.

Costco and Trader Joes have quality for a bit cheaper.

One tip: buy the Bacon Ends. They’re the “unattractive” pieces that didn’t make a perfect-cut strip. You should be able to find them at TJoes and local coops — maybe elsewhere. 🙂

Thanks!

I live in Italy and would give my next door neighbours eye teeth for some decent bacon.

aww. i’m sorry to hear it. maybe the Brits will ship it to you? 😉

They might, but then Poste Italia would lose it for 6 days, and it would be minging by the time it arrives here.

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Can’t believe i’ve only just found this blog! My life is complete.

i haven’t been around long (just since Jan 1), but glad to hear your life is maximized 😉

I cannot dispute your logic. I’m convinced. Thank you.

you are most welcome! 😉

Stand up comedian Jim Gaffigan does a bacon bit that cracks me up every time (and makes me want some bacon, damnit!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4

yep! this is a good one! 🙂

This changes EVERYTHING.

i know. and here i thought math was totally useless. 😉

But what KIND of salad. Am I good with any salad? Is there another math equation that can work that out for me? I don’t want to think I am canceling out my bacon when in reality I am not eating the right kind of salad!

How do we know that the ratio of bacon to salad is the same again?

rough estimation.

but good point.

I think that it is time for me to get some bacon and salad! Your blog really made this mathematician hungry!

hope you were able to add bacon and salad to a sum of happy! 🙂

You bet I was. http://www.segmation.wordpress.com

I’ve put bacon over salad before, but it never occurred to me to put salad over bacon. Sounds hedonistic and delicious.

i do my best 😉

mmmmmm bacon.

~Takes another bite out of his bacon stick~ what? I’m just reading 😛

awesome.

🙂

Haha, nice!

Does Jim Gaffigan know about this site? Fun site!

prolly not. but I did post his bacon comedy clip because it’s awesome. 😉

It is indeed. Your site is too!

aww, thanks so much!

Congrats on getting freshly pressed!

thanks! 🙂 it was kinda fun!

If only math had been taught to me like this! I never could figure out how X times four apples equaled 7.3 bananas. But this makes sense and seems very practical for comlaring a number of different food items! You might have discovered a new diet craze!

haha, i share your wonder of math. thanks 🙂

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I like to believe this is true, but my belly says that it isn’t.

I was never good at math, but I’ll believe you.

why, thank you 😉

awesome! a practical use for algebra!

i know. finally!

i basically just come on to this blog page for the picture of the bacon in the top right corner… SO GOOD… everything else is a bonus… great job, keep on!

thanks so much! i’ll admit, i’m not much of a photographer… but hey, at least the subject is photogenic 😉

Reblogged this on adventuringwithashley and commented:

Math was never my strong point. But this makes sense to me 🙂

Sassy. Wink wink wink.

i try 😉

I love it when people use math to prove the world makes sense – especially when it is something I knew intuitively. (P.S. I have a Math degree – and I think you could probably prove the bacon is twice as nutritious as an apple!)

i love it when English and Math majors can bond. over bacon. hee hee. 🙂

Bacon is the thing that ties all f us together!

Haha very nice!!

glad you liked it 🙂

Any excuse to eat more bacon. 🙂

i’ve got a whole list of them 😉

Great site about the world’s greatest food!!!

it truly is! and thanks so much!

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Yay math! Could you use this to make bacon cancel out bacon? Or at least eggs cancel out bacon? I am assuming that jalapenos poppers with cheese are the same as salad, so I can wrap bacon around them guilt-free.

i’ll hafta work on the first two, but I’m pretty sure they’re do-able.

for sure jalapenos are green and salad is green. which means you can set salad = jalapenos. and the rest of the equation still holds true to cancel out your poppers 😉

Love the concept of your blog!

thanks so much! 🙂

Hah! Great stuff!

Just what i needed to make math studies more fun and finger-licking good 🙂

glad to hear it!

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Hahha!! Hilarious!

glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

I am copying that and I will show it to my students. Hopefully they will study some basic calculus after that!

this is the best news ever!

bacon math has gotta fulfill some sort of standard 😉

Nice fallacy! There’s also one which says that studying will lead to fail –

Study = fail,

Don’t study = Don’t fail… adding both the equations,

Study + Don’t Study = Fail + Don’t fail…. Taking study and fail common,

Study (1 + Don’t) = Fail (1 + Don’t)… Cancelling (1 + Don’t) on both sides,

Study = Fail

this has proven itself true over and over in my experience 😉

Reblogged this on AshbourneVoice and commented:

At last – a practical use of maths

Reblogged this on Egg in the Middle and commented:

This is so true!!!

Its the same guiding principle as ‘standing up.’ If you eat bacon standing up…it doesn’t count. If you eat M&Ms standing up…zero calories…

Thank goodness! I was worried about the box I ate the other day, luckily I was standing.

I eat all my potato chips standing up. It’s what the diet conscious gal does…

I should try that sometime! Though, I’m not sure my family would appreciate it.

oh boyyyy. i hadn’t heard this one, but i’m very glad you shared it! 😉

This is almost perfect, but you forgot one thing…. I = the square root of negative one. Mwhahaha! Oatmeal for you!!

sonofa…

😉

i may not eat bacon, but I appreciate the genius of this mathematical genius!! not, I challenge you to achieve the same with cookies!! 😀

i think it could be done…

as long as there’s chocolate in them 🙂

What a great fun post!

glad you enjoyed it!

Haha, hilarious!

thanks! 🙂

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This is awesome! I’m trying to eat more vegetarian but there’s no way to let go of bacon. I’m drooling just thinking about a nice salty crisp piece right now….mmmm.

bacon has that effect on people 😉

lol, great way to use math. I’m reblogging this. Bacon rules out all extra calories, chocolate, ice cream…you name it. Makes me want to go get some maple bacon ice cream and sprinkle it with some bacon dipped chocolate sprinkles. oh my

you said so many awesome things in there. 🙂

Reblogged this on Life With Marlene and commented:

bacon wins…again

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This is one of the best use of maths that I have ever seen. Well done! I have to say that I like bacon and salad.

thanks! i like to think all that time in math class did something for me. i was getting worried. 🙂

Masterfully written and thought out. 😉

thanks! not too bad for an English major, eh? 😉

Not at all. 😉

Not bad at all. 😉

Mmm Bacon…..