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Drink Mathematics
This is pretty neat how it works out. This is cool beer math!!! 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 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 fourdigit year that you were born. You should have a threedigit 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 ... * * * * * Your age!! ~ (Oh yes, it is!!! ) This is the only year it will ever work, so spread it around while it lasts. 
Pasq Elite user Lance RenchHausen. 417 Posts 
'Tis fun. Does it work the same with heroin? My personal weak spot.
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Magical Lady Loyal user 275 Posts 
Thanks Gide Nibo!
Started out thiking ah well, I won't need a calculator... didn't last long! 
Slim King Eternal Order Orlando 17675 Posts 
I'll try this one on Monday on my radio show if that's OK?
Thanks Dave
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Gede Nibo Inner circle 2447 Posts 
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On 20050929 12:59, Pasq wrote: 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... 
Jim Morton Veteran user 361 Posts 
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 
Bill Hallahan Inner circle New Hampshire 3223 Posts 
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: X = The number of times you want to have a drink.
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: What does this have to do with integrity? Oh well, I'll play along.
2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be honest). 2X Quote: I'll go along with that too. Why not!
3. Add 5. (for Sunday) 2X + 5 Quote: 50(2X + 5) = 100X + 250
4. Multiply it by 50 I'll wait while you get the calculator. Quote: I've had my birthday already this year, so:
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1755... If you haven't, add 1754 ... 100X + 250 + 1755 = 100X + 2005 Quote: 100X + 2005  1956 = 100X + 49
6. Now subtract the fourdigit year that you were born. 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.: R = 100X + 49 Quote: ... my age.
You should have a threedigit number 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 not 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.
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Slim King Eternal Order Orlando 17675 Posts 
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'...!!!!!
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paisa23 Inner circle 7294 Posts 
Ok yeah that one ended up right. That's pretty cool.
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rgranville Elite user Boston area 462 Posts 
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This is the only year it will ever work, so spread it around while it lasts. Right. Next year, you'll have to add 1756 if your birthday's already passed, 1755 otherwise. :pepper: 
evolve629 Inner circle A stack of 3838 Posts 
Gede Nibo, I like this a lot, thanks!
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Gede Nibo Inner circle 2447 Posts 
Youre very welcome!!!

Parson Smith Inner circle 1939 Posts 
Gede Nibo,
You're the man. BTW, What does Gede Nibo mean anyway? Peace, Parson
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murcielago1687 New user 38 Posts 
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
James Whitney

drkptrs1975 Elite user North Eastern PA 452 Posts 
This is cool, I like it too.

Retchin New user 96 Posts 
Will this still work this in 2009?

Scott Cram Inner circle 2677 Posts 
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 ... 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 ... For 2010, it would read: Quote:
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1760... If you haven't, add 1759 ... 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 ...." 
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