03-06-2008, 04:41 PM #1 bailsmom Turning the Heel   Join Date: Dec 2006 Posts: 826 Thanks: 369 Thanked 140 Times in 119 Posts An Interesting Math Problem My DH sent this to me today and I thought I would share with my fellow knitters! Enjoy! 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 that person is not running the country. Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one in your Head) 1. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the Area code) 2. Multiply by 80 3. Add 1 4. Multiply by 250 5. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number 6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again. 7. Subtract 250 8. Divide number by 2 Do you recognize the answer ?? __________________ Some days are curlier than others.

 03-06-2008, 04:55 PM #2 MMario Turning the Heel   Join Date: Aug 2007 Posts: 685 Thanks: 7 Thanked 192 Times in 175 Posts if you put it this way it doesn't seem so mysterious though, does it? write the first 3 digits of your phone number followed by 4 zeros. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number. And that's what the instructions above basically tell you to do. The rest is just to make it seem like "magic" __________________ MMario - *REAL* men knit LACE
 03-06-2008, 04:57 PM #3 Ellieblue Knitting the Flap     Join Date: Dec 2006 Posts: 423 Thanks: 32 Thanked 95 Times in 80 Posts that is so neat! __________________
 03-06-2008, 05:17 PM #4 Eccie Turning the Heel     Join Date: Nov 2007 Location: North Carolina Posts: 514 Thanks: 110 Thanked 162 Times in 148 Posts I did it twice and came up with nonsense. It is supposed to be my phone number? __________________ EccentricScrpn at Ravelry My blog 'I would be more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her serenity. - EB White'
 03-06-2008, 06:34 PM #5 knitgal Working the Gusset     Join Date: Aug 2007 Location: Ontario, Canada Posts: 1,710 Thanks: 1,249 Thanked 987 Times in 655 Posts I had to do it twice before it worked! I've never been very good at math. Neat trick though. __________________ Ann OTN: Corona, Miter square blanket, Charity blankets FO: Forest Canopy Shawl, Easy Baby Bootees, Kitty Pi, Ms. Marigold, Twinkle Toes, Josh's socks, Hedera socks, Spring Beret, Ashley's Birthday socks, Socks for the DBF's mom, grey socks for the DBF, my first socks, reversible cable scarf, ribbed hat for the BF, Manos Del Uruguay afghan, and a whole bunch of dishcloths!
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 Originally Posted by Eccie I did it twice and came up with nonsense. It is supposed to be my phone number?

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