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Subject: The chocolate math test

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/24/04 at 10:49 pm

DO NOT SCROLL DOWN, TAKE THE TEST ONE STEP AT A TIME, NO CHEATING!!!

Make sure you do what this says and you will be surprised!!!!!!!!

CHOCOLATE MATHEMATICS
This is pretty neat how it works out.
This is cool chocolate 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 chocolate. (try for more than once but less than 10)




2. Multiply this number by 2 (Just to be bold)




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 1754.... If you
haven't, add 1753 .....




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 chocolate each week).




The next two numbers are ........

YOUR AGE!  ( Oh YES, it IS!!!!! )




Subject: Re: The chocolate math test

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/25/04 at 2:33 am

835

Hey, it works!  Where did you get the quiz? 

Thanks for reminding me how bad at math I am.  I had to check my work with a calculator 'coz I goofed it the first time.  I think I need to re-enroll in the fourth grade!
::)

Subject: Re: The chocolate math test

Written By: philbo on 11/25/04 at 6:51 am

These sorts of problems are fairly straightforward.. assume that you think of c times that you want chocolate..


2. Multiply this number by 2 (Just to be bold)

=2c


3. Add 5. (for Sunday)

=2c + 5


4. Multiply it by 50

=100c + 250


5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1754.... If you
haven't, add 1753 .....

=100c + 2004 (+2003 if you've not had your birthday yet... is this looking familiar?)


6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

...2004-(your year of birth)=your age if you've already had your birthday, or
2003-(YOB)=age if you haven't, so...

=100c + 2004-YOB
..and as 2004-YOB=age, what you end up with is:

=100c+age

..which is what you see, right?

Subject: Re: The chocolate math test

Written By: Apricot on 11/25/04 at 10:25 am

Good math, philbo. I always wondered how these things worked.

Subject: Re: The chocolate math test

Written By: philbo on 11/25/04 at 11:47 am

:)

They're all basically the same - and fairly easy to work out if you feel that way inclined.  Multiplying by seven a couple of times then adding the number you first started with is a good one ('cause you end up with 50x your starting number), though I've not seen any that use this fun property of the number seven.

Subject: Re: The chocolate math test

Written By: Howard on 11/25/04 at 8:33 pm

Actually,it was off by a year.I'm 30 not 29.


Howard

Subject: Re: The chocolate math test

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/26/04 at 12:19 am

It came out 327

I'm 27, but I'll be 28 in two weeks.

Tany

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