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Calculate your age here
Joined: Jul 02, 2003
Aug 17, 2004 03:58:00
This is pretty neat how it works out.
It takes less than a minute.......
Work this out as you read.
This is fun!
1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would
like to have dinner out. (try for more than once but less than10).
2. Multiply this number by 2
(Just to be bold)
3. Add 5. (Just because)
4. Multiply it by 50 - dont tell me u need a
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
You should have a three digit number.
The first digit of this was your original number
(How many times you want to eat out each week.)
The next two numbers are... YOUR AGE! > >(Oh YES,it IS!!!)
Joined: Jul 11, 2003
Aug 17, 2004 04:18:00
Let me see...
Let D = the number of times a week that you would like to have dinner out
Let B = birthday
Let A = Age
Assume the birthday is over.
(((D * 2 ) + 5) * 50) + 1754 - B = 100D + A
100D + 250 + 1754 - B = 100D + A
cancel both sides...
2004 - Birthday = Age !!!
[ August 17, 2004: Message edited by: Joyce Lee ]
Joined: Jul 14, 2004
Aug 17, 2004 12:57:00
It doesn't work if you lie about the year you were born.
Obviously limited in mystical power! :roll:
Joined: Jan 13, 2004
Aug 17, 2004 13:54:00
By reversing the sum after calculating the age, perhaps life expectancy could be worked out too ?
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