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    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

    What's your answer ?

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    I refuse to post my phone number on here...
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    Wow! this one is really good the answer is your mobile number. Sorry but I'm not posting my number. Anyways, thanks for the math problem.

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    Pretty cool
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    Okay, try it this way.............

    Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one in your head)
    1. Key in the month you were born (January =1)
    2. Multiply by 80
    3. Add 1
    4. Multiply by 250
    5. Add the year you were born
    6. Add the year you were born again.
    7. Subtract 250
    8. Divide number by 2

    Now what's your answer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    Okay, try it this way.............

    Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one in your head)
    1. Key in the month you were born (January =1)
    2. Multiply by 80
    3. Add 1
    4. Multiply by 250
    5. Add the year you were born
    6. Add the year you were born again.
    7. Subtract 250
    8. Divide number by 2

    Now what's your answer ?
    It came out to my phone number.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    It came out to my phone number.


    It must not be working for you Spider, it should have been a much larger number

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    nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    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

    What's your answer ?
    For fans of Algebra, where x is the first three digits of your phone number and y is the last four:
    1. x
    2. 80x
    3. 80x + 1
    4. (80x + 1) * 250= 20,000x+250
    5. 20,000x + 250 + y
    6. 20,000x + 250 + 2y
    7. 20,000x + 2y
    8. 10,000x + y

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