Title: Math Games
Author: Shenandoah Risu
: G
Content Flags: none
Spoilers: second half of Season 2
Characters: Chloe Armstrong, Eli Wallace, Nicholas Rush
Word Count: 291
Prompt: 33- SGU, Chloe Armstrong & Nicholas Rush & Eli Wallace, math games
Author's Notes: Written for the LJ Comm stargateland.
Disclaimer: I don't own SGU. I wouldn't know what to do with it. Now, Young... Young I'd know what to do with. ;-)
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Math Games

"Matt still doesn't believe that I can calculate FTL jumps." Chloe shakes her head. "Well, to be truthful, neither can I."

"Well, then, Ms Truthful, take a look at this," Rush says and hands her a piece of paper.

Chloe gapes. "Sudoku? But you don't need math to solve Sudoku."

Eli shrugs. "Yeah? So what? Not traditional math, anyway."

"You still need deductive reasoning skills, comparative analysis, process of elimination," Rush explains. "All forms of mathematics, really."

"Hmmm..." Chloe scribbles the numbers in the empty fields.

The two men stare at each other. Eli squeaks in surprise. Rush snatches the paper from her and frowns.

"That was an 'evil' level puzzle! How'd you get it so fast?"

"I don't know." Chloe chews at the end of her pen. "I look at it and I just know. It's like reading something superficially and still knowing what it says. Like that theory when you see the first and last letter of a word and you know the word?"

They nod.

Chloe looks bored now. "It's kinda like that, I guess. Got another one?"

"I have an idea," Eli holds up his hand. "Dr. Park really wants to still help out. Maybe you can figure out a way to translate those calculations into Braille? Maybe start by making up some Sudokus for her until she gets used to reading with her fingertips?"

Chloe smiles.

"Yeah, actually I would love to do that. It sounds like so much fun! I'll see if anybody has a primer on Braille in their files."

"I do, actually," Rush grins at her. "I worked with a blind mathematician back in Oxford. I'm sure you can adapt the system."

"Great," Chloe says and jumps up. "Math games for the win!"


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