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