Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway-but your waiter may know!

This is pretty neat

DON'T CHEAT... BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!

It takes less than a minute. Work this out as you read ...Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!

This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to go out to eat.

(more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1757... If you haven't, add 1756.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number. (I.e., How many times you want to go out to restaurants in a week.)

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE ! ------ (Oh YES, it is!!!)

THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2007) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS *****

LaurenThis was on count down! They couldnt seem to work out, how this worked ,

!!!

Paul SaundersI tried posting this a few days ago but it didn’t work so I’ll try again.

Actually it’s quite simple. If you multiply 5 x 50 you get 250. Add that to 1757 and you get 2007. Sound familiar? Subtract your date of birth and that’s your age (or add 1756 to get 2006 if you haven’t had your birthday yet).

As for the eating out bit, if you multiply the number by 2 and then by 50 you’ve multiplied it by 100. This gives you the first digit of the three figure number at the end. So if you want to go out 3 times, multiply it by 100 and you get 300, to which your age is added.

They’ve just mixed it all up so that the calculation isn’t obvious, but it’s quite simple when you break it down.

I didn’t think it was going to work for me, because I don’t want to go out to any restaurants each week! But it did, it just gave me my age, prefixed by nothing! 🙂

RuthieWow! How does that work?

Welshcakes LimoncelloWell, blimey charlie, it worked! [Had to get the calculator out, though!]

AnneIt worked for me as well !!!!!!!!

sallyI was also amazed when it worked for me too….

jmbWell I don’t believe it but it worked.

I’ll have to get my son the mathematician to explain it to me. I must be simple since there are so few steps!

regards

jmb