Amazing

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Channahon, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Amazing!
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    >UNBELIEVABLE MATH PROBLEM
    >
    >Here is a math trick so unbelievable that it will stump you.
    >Personally I would like to know who came up with this, and why
    >This person is not running the country.
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    >
    >1. Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one in your head)
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    >
    >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
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    >
    >Do you recognize the answer?


     
  2. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    Pretty smart, there, buddy...


    Here's a couple for you.

    A man dies of thirst in his own home. How's this possible?

    A horse is tied to a 15 ft. rope and there is a bail of hay 25 ft. away from him. Yet the horse is able to eat from the bail of hay. How's this possible?

    It's more powerful than God.
    It's more evil than the devil.
    The poor have it.
    The rich need it.
    If you eat it, you'll die.
    What is it?
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    #1 Houseboat middle of the ocean

    #2 The other end of the rope isn't tied to anything.

    #3 "Nothing"
     
  4. SeniorGeek

    SeniorGeek Below the Line

    Good leadership requires more than the ability to perform parlor tricks with Algebra.

    I have been helping a 16 year old with Algebra homework all this school year, so I thought this was a story problem....

    p = telephone prefix (not area code)
    x = last four digits of telephone number

    (((80p + 1) 250) + 2x - 250)/2 =

    (20,000p + 250 + 2x - 250)/2 =

    10,000p + x + 125 - 125 =

    10,000p + x

    For my phone number, um, 555-1234, this would be 5,550,000 + 1234 = 5,551,234.

    Sorry.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2007
  5. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    WOW - who knew? Algebra??? Yikes
    No need to be sorry!!!