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piercethevale
05-13-2009, 02:40 PM
....from my friend Geoff in Wyoming...

Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway
-but the Chocolate Man will know! YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH!

This is pretty neat.
DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!
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 have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

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

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the 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
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).
The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)

05-13-2009, 05:36 PM
:shock:
OMG!!! H....how?

freedomlover
05-13-2009, 06:27 PM
OMG!!!!!! That is the one of the freakiest things I've ever seen!

Exactly !

( I actually didn't mess up the math on this one.:o:p)

Arian Maverick
05-13-2009, 06:44 PM
This is spooky How did you do that

I was wondering the same thing, so I whipped out my calculator. I think I discovered the "secret," but I don't want to give it away before everyone has had a chance to find it. Therefore, if you don't want to know how this works or you want to figure it out yourself...

Alright, here I go.

Obviously, the first step is to pick a number between one and ten. This number I will designate as n.

The second step is to multiply this number by n, which is written as 2n.

The third step is to add five, which is written as 2n+5.

The fourth step is to multiply this by 50, which is written as 50(2n+5).

Now, before we move on to the next step, distribute. When you have a binomial in parenthesis, such as 2n+5, you multiply the number outside the parenthesis (i.e. 50) by each number inside the parenthesis (i.e. 2n and 5) and add the resultant numbers. Using this example, multiply 50 by 2n to receive 100n and multiply 50 by 5 to receive 250. Add 100n and 250 to receive 100n + 250.

The fifth step is to add 1759 if you have already had your birthday this year, or add 1758 if you have not had your birthday this year. This yields 100n + 250 + 1759, if you've done the distribution in the previous step.

Why add 1758 or 1759, you may ask? Add 250 to 1759, and you get 2009--the current year. Add 250 to 1758, and you get 2008--the previous year, the year in which you last had a birthday. This is important because if you have not yet had a birthday this year, you cannot determine your age simply by subtracting the current year from the year you were born.

The final step is to subtract the four digit year that you were born. Notice that, depending on whether or not you've had a birthday this year, the equation reads 100n + 2009 or 100n + 2008. When you subtract the four digit year in which you were born, the equation reads 100n + your age.

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!!!!!)

What happens when you multiply any number by 100? You get the original number with two zeros tacked on the end. Since you had to pick a number more than zero and less than nine, you will get a three digit number--since the numbers 1-9 are each one-digit numbers, and the two zero's of the 100 will result in a three-digit number.

Assuming everyone reading this is 99 years old or younger, when you add your two-digit age to 100 (or 200, 300, 400, etc.), you'll receive those two digits back.

It's a cool math trick :cool:

Arian Maverick

freedomlover
05-13-2009, 06:58 PM
You're scary, Mav.

piercethevale
05-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Whoa Mav, whatever your birthchart looks like must be similiar to what Gene Rodenberry imagined for Mr. Spock...facinating...and yet logical!

freedomlover
05-13-2009, 08:16 PM
Whoa Mav, whatever your birthchart looks like must be similiar to what Gene Rodenberry imagined for Mr. Spock...facinating...and yet logical!

Yeah, Mav..... btw, have you looked in your chart to see where asteroid #2309 - Mr. Spock is located? :p

05-13-2009, 08:20 PM
We need to keep this simple:;)

1. Let's take a random number, like 2009.

2. Subtract the four digit year that you were born. (use the calculator for that)

4. The two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)

now, go have a chocolate ! :p

Arian Maverick
05-13-2009, 08:22 PM

That's essentially what the directions make you do, although you're not rewarded with chocolate at the end.

Yeah, Mav..... btw, have you looked in your chart to see where asteroid #2309 - Mr. Spock is located?

There's a Mr. Spock asteroid...? :eek:

Apparently, he's located at 27 Gemini in my third house, within a few degrees of the I.C. Who knew Mr. Spock was still tranversing the solar system?

Arian Maverick

Lissa
05-14-2009, 09:12 PM
Darn it this is creepy!!!!!

I want to have chocolate every single day of the week and I am eighteen...just in case you're curious...:p

I am having a hard week,I turn to chocolate when it happens...

natasa812
05-15-2009, 09:17 AM
Braaaaavo Piercethevale and bravoooooo to you too Arian!

P.S.
I don`t like chocolate at all - what to do... :(

Best r to all :)