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Re: Unbelievable Math Problem!

Posted by David on 9/17/05

On 8/20/05, Dale wrote:

> 1.Grab a calculator..

> 2.Key in the first three digits of your phone number.

> (Not area code)

> 3.Multiply by 80.

> 4.add 1.

> 5.Multiply by 250.

> 6.Add the last 4 digits of your phone number.

> 7..Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.

> 8.Subtract 250.

> 9.Divide number by 2.

> 10.Do you recognize the answer?

>

> Please let me know!

>

Looks the same as doubling your first three digits and moving

them over four place values (what multiplying by "80*25"

accomplishes i.e. x "20,000") to be able to insert the last

four phone number digits (albeit doubled). Of course this is

partly hidden by the "mysterious" increase of 250 (1 x 250),

which is later removed, and finally removing the doubling

factor.

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