"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Jokes and Games
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
Master Chef
 
crewsk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbia, SouthCarolina
Posts: 9,368
Send a message via MSN to crewsk
Math Trick

1.Grab a calculator. (you won’t be able to do this one in your head)

2.Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the 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



Do you recognize the answer? If not, you did something wrong.

__________________

__________________
"Treat everyone with politeness,even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are."
crewsk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,311
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Quote:
Originally Posted by crewsk
1.Grab a calculator. (you won’t be able to do this one in your head)

2.Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the 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



Do you recognize the answer? If not, you did something wrong.
Pretty cool. It works!!
__________________

__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 03:40 PM   #3
Sous Chef
 
mugsy27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 541
thats neat!
__________________
I hated going to weddings. All the grandmas would poke me saying "You're next". They stopped that when I started doing it to them at funerals.
mugsy27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 04:04 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
middie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cleveland,Ohio USA
Posts: 16,264
Send a message via Yahoo to middie
someone have a calculator i can borrow ??
__________________
middie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 04:08 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
middie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cleveland,Ohio USA
Posts: 16,264
Send a message via Yahoo to middie
oh wait... (got on on my phone).
HOLY CRAP THAT'S WEIRD !!!!!!!!!!!
wow !!!!!!
__________________
middie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 08:08 PM   #6
Sous Chef
 
Raven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Posts: 554
Wicked!!

~ Raven ~
__________________
Mike's Vet and Taxidermy - Either way you get your dog back.

A great nation is not built in a lifetime, but in the lifetimes of many. - Support our troops.
Raven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 08:15 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
cool

kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 08:52 PM   #8
Head Chef
 
callie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,709
weird - how's that happen? anyone a math whiz around here??
__________________
Practice random acts of kindness.

callie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 09:37 PM   #9
Master Chef
 
crewsk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbia, SouthCarolina
Posts: 9,368
Send a message via MSN to crewsk
I wish I knew callie! My cousin sent it to me today & I thought it was pretty neat.
__________________
"Treat everyone with politeness,even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are."
crewsk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 09:39 PM   #10
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Well the equation asks for both parts of your phone number (#2 and #6) so it just needs to extrapolate that from the rest of the numbers.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.