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A Math Puzzle


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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)

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

10. Do you recognize the answer?

Curtis, don't explain why it works, please. I don't agree with the beginning sentence that if someone can manipulate mathematical properties to snazz up some "magic" they should be president, but left it as it was forwarded to me....then again, maybe that would be a good platform to run on "See what I can do with your phone number, IMAGINE what I can do with Social Security!" Hmmm...

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