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Posts: 226
This is pretty neat how it works out.

It takes less than a minute.......

Work this out as you read.

This is fun!

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 than10).

2. Multiply this number by 2

(Just to be bold)

4. Multiply it by 50 - dont tell me u need a

calculator

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

(How many times you want to eat out each week.)

The next two numbers are... YOUR AGE! > >(Oh YES,it IS!!!)

Joyce Lee
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Posts: 1392
Let me see...

Let D = the number of times a week that you would like to have dinner out
Let B = birthday
Let A = Age
Assume the birthday is over.

(((D * 2 ) + 5) * 50) + 1754 - B = 100D + A

simplify, simplify...
100D + 250 + 1754 - B = 100D + A

cancel both sides...
2004 - Birthday = Age !!!
[ August 17, 2004: Message edited by: Joyce Lee ]

Bacon
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Posts: 305
It doesn't work if you lie about the year you were born.

Obviously limited in mystical power! :roll:

Helen Thomas
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Posts: 1759
By reversing the sum after calculating the age, perhaps life expectancy could be worked out too ?

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