Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Your age by eating out

This one is compliments of my cousin. I really get creeped out it when Math actually seems to work and can do weird things like this. I hate math and all its weirdness.......

YOUR AGE BY DINNER & RESTAURANT 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
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 1758... If you haven't, add 1757.

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 !


THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2008) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS

Ok, thats just creepy >:-(

3 comments:

steve said...

So I got a 2 digit number my age, still weird

2 (x a week ) x 2 + 5 X 50
450 + 1758 =2208-1959=49=weird, still

Dr. Lemming said...

It's called algebra:
use X for your number, and work it through.

Mike Keesey said...

x := number of times you want to eat out
a := your age

Suppose you had your birthday already:

(2x + 5)50 + 1758 - (2008 - a)

100x + 250 + 1758 - 2008 + a

100x + 2008 - 2008 + a

100x + a

Assuming you are not over 100 years old and do not want to eat out more than 10 times a week (or do not like to eat out at all), it will always work.