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Math Trick

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Glockrunner, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    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?
     
  2. KSS745

    KSS745 The Geek!!

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    It Doesnt work.
     

  3. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    It worked for me! It's my social security number.
     
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    trcubed Senior Member

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    Worked for me. Gave me back all seven digits of my phone number. Didn't think it would work since the last 4 digits start with 0.
     
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    mnMACD Non-Gunner

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    You must've been bored out of your mind to come up with that. It worked after I redid the equations twice.
     
  6. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    It was sent to me, I didn't think it up. I'm not that good at math. I had seen it once before, a long time ago. It's still cute.
     
  7. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Wow! I just did it again and I got my IQ!
     
  8. geminicricket

    geminicricket NRA Life member

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    It works out to be my phone number.
     
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    Ok well now I know your phone #.
     
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    mnMACD Non-Gunner

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    A great forum for a potential stalker.
     
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    I tried to give you a call, but all I keep getting is a busy signal.
     
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    Since I'm a math dork at times, I ran through the steps using algebra with the first three digits of your phone number being "X", and the last 4 being "Y". Simply put, the steps force an equation of

    10,000X + Y

    This will clearly always yield your phone number. So even if you have zero on the end of your number as one suggested, it is only adding "Y" so it would never pose a problem.
     
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    trcubed Senior Member

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    Geez...and I though I was bad!

    :supergrin:
     
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    Downwardspiral

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    :shocked: ;) And I got my education from the University of Kentucky ironically (since you live in KY).
     
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    trcubed Senior Member

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    You didn't have to throw the pitty card so quickly!:supergrin:


    (Murray State, myself)
     
  16. mnMACD

    mnMACD Non-Gunner

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    I can't believe this thread has 15 replies. This considered a dead thread.
     
  17. JGinzo

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    Since I'm a math dork at times, I ran through the steps using algebra with the first three digits of your phone number being "X", and the last 4 being "Y". Simply put, the steps force an equation of

    10,000X + Y

    This will clearly always yield your phone number. So even if you have zero on the end of your number as one suggested, it is only adding "Y" so it would never pose a problem.



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