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Topic: Reference source sought
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (May 5, 2011 09:22AM)
Does any one know where this can be found? I'm thinking it might be in Martin Gardener's Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic which I will look up when I get back home.

A series of numbers is read out, they are read out again with one number missing and you can say which number was not called out. I know it's an old bit but wondered if anyone has any references thay can point me towards.
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (May 5, 2011 11:16AM)
This sounds like the old principle of c***ing out n***s. I can't recall a specific source.

Mike
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (May 5, 2011 03:45PM)
Harry Lorayne wrote it up in Apocalypse, and he then re-printed it in Mathematical Wizardry.

A slightly different approach was [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbBymb4NU38]taught on this episode of Scam School[/url].
Message: Posted by: hcs (May 6, 2011 05:10AM)
Martin Gardner. "Mathematical Circus", (last) chapter about Dollars
(I only own a German edition).
Message: Posted by: Chris K (May 13, 2011 02:04PM)
Martin Gardner, Mathematics, Magic and Mystery has a relatively large section about this premise.

I can't remember if he uses 9 or 10, though, I've got books that do both so I can't say for sure which is which (they are good for different things, it's not necessarily just a choice).

Lem