Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chocolate Math

My sister-in-law sent this the other day and I thought, oh another of these silly tests! But "Mr. Obsessive Compulsive" made me take the test, he speaks to me often. Don't tell me your age. You probably would tell a lie anyway -but the Hershey Man will know!

YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH
This is pretty neat…
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 (more than once but less than 10)
2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)
3. Add 5
4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator.
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759. If you haven't, add 1758.
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!!!!!)

THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2009) IT WILL EVER WORK,
SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS!

9 comments:

  1. Don't you love teasers such as these. Who comes up with them? At any rate, I accepted the challenge and it does work. Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Yes it did work and I not only wonder why it works but why it only works this year. Math confounds me anyway unless I am cutting out quilt squares.

    The Raggedy Girl

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  3. whoooohoo - i'm 23 again! (hay, i never said i was good at math) lol

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  4. Awe It does work!
    awesome...
    Elsie <><

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  5. I am sitting here with my mouth open - It was right on!!

    That is so cool :)

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  6. Fantastic! It worked even if I'm not good at Math!Bye.

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  7. I was waiting for a chocolate surprise! I have to share this with my son who loves these math teasers!!!

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  8. oooooh, I must grab this link for my Hershey post.

    Thanks for sharing...

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