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From: DorothyL
Date: 05-01-2007, 10:38 AM (1 of 8)

Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway-but your
waiter may know!


This is pretty neat.

It takes less than a minute. Work this out as you read ..
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 fun.

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

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

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1757...
If you haven't, add 1756.

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 go out to restaurants in a week.)

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE ! ------ (Oh YES, it is!!!)
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: mommydionne
Date: 05-01-2007, 12:51 PM (2 of 8)
now that's spooky!!!
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: DorothyL
Date: 05-01-2007, 01:58 PM (3 of 8)
I've seen these kind of things before -- it's just the math. Jan can probably tell us how it works. But they are fun.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: PaulineG
Date: 05-01-2007, 04:54 PM (4 of 8)
Only a little maths magic here - any number wherein the total of the figures adds up to 9 is divisible by nine.

For example 63 - 6+3 = 9 7x9= 63

2700 - 2+7= 9 30x9=2700

369 - 3+6+9 = 18 and 1+8=9 etc. 41x9=369

111111111 - 12345679 x 9 = 111111111
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: jwright
Date: 05-02-2007, 04:02 PM (5 of 8)
:up: Cool!

Is it wrong to lie about your age on these too?? I know I am older than 21, but I really want to be 21 again...
User: jwright
Member since: 12-28-2006
Total posts: 96
From: DorothyL
Date: 05-03-2007, 08:07 AM (6 of 8)
Boy, I sure wouldn't want to be 21 again. It was fine at the time but I wouldn't want to go through all that crap again. I'm too old for that!!
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: lendube
Date: 05-03-2007, 10:09 AM (7 of 8)
Me too!

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: Magot
Date: 05-04-2007, 01:22 PM (8 of 8)
I am not the one who does the maths magic, Dorothy, but thanks for the vote of confidence.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
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