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The Age Chocolate Equation

Discussion in 'General Topics & Support Issues' started by Chessmind, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Chessmind

    Chessmind New Member


    This is pretty neat. :mrgreen:


    It takes less than a minute....... Work this out as you
    Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it
    out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it's

    1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that
    you would like to have chocolate. (more than once but
    less than 10)

    2. Multiply this number by 2 (Just to be bold)

    3. Add 5. (for Sunday)

    4.. Multiply it by 50 I'll wait while you get the

    5. If you have already had your birthday this year add

    If you haven't, add 1754 .....

    6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

    You should have a three digit number .

    The first digit of this was your original number (i.e.,
    how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

    The next two numbers are ........

    YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)

  2. Bente

    Bente New Member

    What??? How is that possible? :shock: :mrgreen:

    I've tried somthing similiar with numbers before, and it was correct then as well... I just dont get it :| But it is funny though! :D
  3. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
  4. horse_child

    horse_child New Member

    :shock: :shock: :shock: freaky :shock: :shock: :shock:
  5. Rene

    Rene New Member

    i guess i messed up :oops: it says 53 and i'm only 40 :roll:
  6. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    no way :shock: :shock: :shock: is right.
  7. Shineillusion

    Shineillusion New Member

    This isn't as amazing as it seems. There's a trick involved.

    No matter what number you start with, when you multiply by 2, you have an even number. But when you add 5, you get an odd number. Now, when you multiply by 50, no matter where you started, the last digit in the number you end up with will always be a 0, and the next number will always be a 5. Now, if you add 1755, the last number will always be a 5. If you add 1754, the last number will always be a 4.

    Are you starting to see a pattern here?

    Now, for example, if you chose 10 as your first number, no matter what age you are, if you haven't had a birthday this year, you'll end up with 3004 as the number you subtract your birth year from. It doesn't matter what year you were born in, the result will be your current age and the number you started with. If you were born in 1952, you subtract that from 3004 and you get 1052...10, your original number, and 52, your current age. If you were born in 1977, you subtract that from 3004 and get 1027. Again, 10 was your original number, 27 is your current age.

    Or, assuming you've had a birthday this year, and start with 7...you end up with 2705. Subtract your birthyear, let's say 1966. You get 739, your original number, 7, and your age, 39. Take the same 2705 and change the birth year, 1982...723, again, the same result, your first number and your age.

    The trick is in the formula, x2+5x50, and the number you add after that, 1755 or 1754. Next year, just bump those numbers up one, 1756 or 1755. It'll still work out correctly.

    Isn't math wonderful?
  8. Bente

    Bente New Member

    Omg! :shock: You are a genious! :bow_now:

    Lol! :lol: Math has never been my thing, I use the other side of the brain so I'm more of an artist type :wink:
  9. nern

    nern New Member

    Very intersting. :D
  10. sunset05

    sunset05 New Member

    Fascinating. It worked.

  11. Shineillusion

    Shineillusion New Member

    Of course it worked. Unless you make a computation error, it HAS to work.
  12. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    that got me, my final number ended up being 316 (i picked 3, im 16)

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