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Math Trick

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by kick, May 6, 2005.

  1. kick

    kick 1/2 ton status

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    Got this in an e-mail

    Here is a math trick so unbelievable that it will stump you.
    Personally *I would like to know who came up with this and why that person
    is not *running the country.
    1. Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one in your head)
    2. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the area code)
    3. Multiply by 80
    4. Add 1
    5. Multiply by 250
    6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number
    7. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.
    8. Subtract 250
    9. Divide number by 2



    Do you recognize the answer?
     
  2. unclematty

    unclematty 1/2 ton status

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    Dude, that reminded me of my math instructor from last semester! Too smart for your own good! you should share what your smokin!! :D
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Seeing as how you need to input the actual result in two parts, it is just a complicated matter of disgusing adding them together with math
     
  4. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    yeah... I was kinda bummed by the result... I was hoping it would somehow be my cell number or office number or something. :rotfl:

    Not to say it's not quite tricky and complex, though, I seriously doubt I could figure out how it works if I sat down and tried to.
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I screwed something up the first time...and swear to God my mother in laws phone number was the answer on the calculator.:screwy: :haha:


    Rene
     
  6. kick

    kick 1/2 ton status

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    I didn't dream that one up it was sent to me. I have trouble keeping my accounts in order. The person who dreamt that one up either is a genius and devised it in a few minutes or someone with way too much time on their hands. :D
     
  7. sled_dog

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    What should it be? I didn't get my own number for sure.

    Nvm I skipped a step. Someone had too much time on their hands with that one.
     
  8. gmcjimmy88

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    I must have screwed all this up lol. I get no number that looks familiar at all. I did it like 15-20 times. I cant even figure out how to do it LOL. let alone how it is done.
     
  9. spearchucker

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    It's just a simple math equation. I can make one up to include your area code too if you want. :p:
     
  10. divorced

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    My calculator knows my phone number, now I'm paranoid.
     

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