# Thread: Amazing mathematics

1. ## Amazing mathematics

Not really a puzzle but fun anyway:
1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to
have dinner out. (try for 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 calculator....

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1753.... If you

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 eat out each week.)

The next two numbers are....

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

THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2003) IT WILL EVER WORK

2. ## Re: Amazing mathematics

<img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

3. ## Re: Amazing mathematics

<hr>- I'll wait while you get the calculator<hr>
How did you know!! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
have fun

4. ## Re: Amazing mathematics

Hmm... something's off. I re-checked the 10-key tape and I did add 1753 (since I haven't had my birthday this year), but the result came back with what my age will be in 3 weeks, not what it is right now. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

5. ## Re: Amazing mathematics

Ahh... read it again... it says if you HAVEN'T had your birthday yet add 1752. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
have fun

6. ## Re: Amazing mathematics

Oh, blast it! I could have sworn it said just the opposite; and I went back and re-read the instructions twice to see why it didn't work for me. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

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