Monday, November 05, 2007

Math Trick

by Bonnie Calhoun

Okay, this isn't a joke but it's just as cool...Hit the accessories button under All Programs in Windows and open up the calculator...you can't do this in your head...LOL!

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.

1. Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one in your head)
Go ahead I'll wait.....
2. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the area code)
3. Multiply by 80
4. Add 1
5. Multiply by 250
6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number
7. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.
8. Subtract 250
9. Divide number by 2

Do you recognize the answer?

2 Comments:

  1. Kate Thornton said...
    Bonnie - congrats on your book deal! I am so happy for you!

    Kate

    PS - You're right - a calculator is a must!
    Dana said...
    That was sooooo cool. Of course, I had to do it a couple times before I got it right..apparently, writer's don't know how to use a calculator. =)

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