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Topic: Drink Mathematics!!! Read this. It's fun!!!
Message: Posted by: Gede Nibo (Sep 29, 2005 11:49AM)
[b]Drink Mathematics[/b]

This is pretty neat how it works out.
This is cool beer math!!!
[b]Don't cheat by scrolling down first![/b]
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 have a drink. (Try for more than once).


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


3. Add 5. (for Sunday)


4. Multiply it by 50 I'll wait while you get the calculator.


5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1755... If you haven't, add 1754 ...


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 have a drink a week).

The next two numbers are ...

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[b]Your age![/b]! ~ (Oh [b]yes[/b], it [b]is!!![/b] )


[b]This is the only year it will ever work, so spread it around while it lasts.[/b]
Message: Posted by: Pasq (Sep 29, 2005 11:59AM)
'Tis fun. Does it work the same with heroin? My personal weak spot.
Message: Posted by: Magical Lady (Sep 29, 2005 12:17PM)
Thanks Gide Nibo!

Started out thiking ah well, I won't need a calculator... didn't last long!
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Sep 29, 2005 12:21PM)
I'll try this one on Monday on my radio show if that's OK?
Thanks
Dave
Message: Posted by: Gede Nibo (Sep 29, 2005 12:38PM)
[quote]
On 2005-09-29 12:59, Pasq wrote:
'Tis fun. Does it work the same with heroin? My personal weak spot.
[/quote]

LMAO!!!! I hope its not!! and I don't know if it works..ne'er occured to me to check, thank Goddess...

glad you all like it...and Slim, anything for you bro...I gotta pm ya soon...
Message: Posted by: Jim Morton (Sep 29, 2005 04:21PM)
Whenever I am presented with one of these math tricks, I always use x as my number. By doing so it is possible to get a good understanding of the mechanics of these effects.

Two points worth remembering:

1. Any number multiplied by nine will always yield nine when the numbers are added together to yield a single digit (e.g., 9x76=684, 6+8+4=18, and 1+8=9).

2. Any number multiplied by 100 will place the original number in the third position (e.g., 9x100=900, 12x100=1200, etc.).

Knowing these facts, it is possible to create your own math tricks. Try it on the above effect and see what happens. The results may surprise you. Have fun! (I hope no one considers the exposure. I don't.)

Jim
Message: Posted by: Bill Hallahan (Sep 29, 2005 07:29PM)
This procesdure doesn't work for people whose age is greater than or equal to 100. For the people who are less than 100 years old, you can easily modify this to create a new forumula that will work for a specific future year.
To do this, use algebra.

[quote]1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have a drink. (Try for more than once).[/quote][b]X = The number of times you want to have a drink.[/b]

[quote]2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be honest).[/quote]What does this have to do with integrity? Oh well, I'll play along. :)

[b]2X[/b]

[quote]3. Add 5. (for Sunday)[/quote]I'll go along with that too. Why not!

[b]2X + 5[/b]

[quote]4. Multiply it by 50 I'll wait while you get the calculator.[/quote][b]50(2X + 5) = 100X + 250[/b]

[quote]5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1755... If you haven't, add 1754 ...[/quote]I've had my birthday already this year, so:

[b]100X + 250 + 1755 = 100X + 2005[/b]

[quote]6. Now subtract the four-digit year that you were born.[/quote][b]100X + 2005 - 1956 = 100X + 49[/b]

Since this year is 2005 then 49 = (2005 - 1956) is my current age because I already had my birthday this year.

Call this final result number "R", i.e.:

[b]R = 100X + 49[/b]

[quote]You should have a three-digit number


The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have a drink a week).

The next two numbers are[/quote]... my age.

100 times X moves the units digit of 'X' to the hundreds digit of "R", and the final two digits of my age become the tens and the units digits of R. Note this formula will [b]not[/b] work if the person's age is greater than or equal to 100.

As long as the person's age is less than 100, then will work for any future year if you change the numbers in step 7 be the values (Year Number - 250) and (Year Number - 251), e.g. for next year you'd use 1756 and 1755 in step 7.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Sep 29, 2005 10:19PM)
Martin Gardner has some cool stuff just like this. I think that I read this one in one of his books too. Or maybe Karl Fulves...???? Can't remember which.
Keep Countin'...!!!!!
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Sep 29, 2005 10:24PM)
Ok yeah that one ended up right. That's pretty cool.
Message: Posted by: rgranville (Sep 30, 2005 09:55AM)
[quote]This is the only year it will ever work, so spread it around while it lasts.[/quote]

Right. Next year, you'll have to add 1756 if your birthday's already passed, 1755 otherwise.

:pepper:
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Oct 1, 2005 12:47PM)
Gede Nibo, I like this a lot, thanks! :cheers:
Message: Posted by: Gede Nibo (Oct 1, 2005 01:29PM)
Youre very welcome!!!
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Oct 4, 2005 08:53PM)
Gede Nibo,
You're the man.
BTW, What does Gede Nibo mean anyway?
Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: murcielago1687 (Oct 20, 2005 02:29AM)
Nice deduction Bill Hallahan. I see how it could be easy to make up your own tricks. Ill try one myself

Thanks for the advice
Message: Posted by: drkptrs1975 (Oct 28, 2005 07:29AM)
This is cool, I like it too.
Message: Posted by: Retchin (Dec 25, 2009 12:26PM)
Will this still work this in 2009?
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Dec 25, 2009 01:56PM)
Yes, Retchin, it will, but you have to adjust.

Remember this step?

[quote]5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1755... If you haven't, add 1754 ... [/quote]

The first number must always be the current year minus 250, and the second number must always be the current year minus 251.

For 2009, it would read:

[quote]5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759... If you haven't, add 1758 ... [/quote]

For 2010, it would read:

[quote]5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1760... If you haven't, add 1759 ... [/quote]

Hey, maybe you could add some sort of line like: "Since we're dealing with your age and your mileage here, add 1,760, because there are 1,760 yards in a mile. If you haven't had your birthday, though, add 1,759 instead ...."