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Old 06-25-2007, 09:20 AM
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>YOUR AGE BY EATING OUT
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>Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway-but
>your
>waiter may know!
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>YOUR AGE BY DINER & RESTAURANT MATH
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>This is pretty neat.
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>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.
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>1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to go
>out to eat.
>(more than once but less than 10)
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>2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)
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>3. Add 5
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>4. Multiply it by 50
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>5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1757 ....
>If you haven't, add 1756.
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>6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
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>You should have a three digit number
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>The first digit of this was your original number
>(i.e., how many times you want to go out to restaurants in a week.)
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>The next two numbers are
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>YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)
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>THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2007) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE
>IT
> LASTS
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:29 AM
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Wow! Pegged it
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:30 AM
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works for me
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:46 AM
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It comes up short, it has me one year younger then I am.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:57 AM
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Too early for math
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:14 AM
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Done this before for some other thing (not eating meals out -- actually think it was about sex...hmmmm)

Remembered the 1756/1757 piece for some odd reason.

The equation works for everything as long as you're between 1 and 10 in your survey. For the sex question, I think the results got a little out of whack (no pun intended) for the obvious reasons. Most people want more sex than eating out -- at least I think that holds true for us guys.

Next year, we'll just change the 1756/1757 to the next number up and it'll work then too.

Have to resurrect the sex question...
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:31 PM
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Pretty neat. How do people come up with this stuff though?
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:48 PM
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It's not hard for a waiter to figure out your age if you tell him the year you were born, as here. The rest is just diversionary.
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:26 PM
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That is funny.

I eat out alot!
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:38 PM
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#6 is the kicker. As long as you enter that number correctly you should come up with your age.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:42 PM
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Hydro - 6/25/2007 2:38 PM

#6 is the kicker. As long as you enter that number correctly you should come up with your age.
No. 5 also plays into it.

Let's see, you tell it the year you were born and whether or not this year's birthday has passed, and it can tell you your age!! Absolutely amazing!!
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:41 PM
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2 years off... done it twice... dont really want to go into the math to see whats going on so oh well
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:14 PM
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i was told there would be no math when i joined this website.


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hmmmm

I wonder what you would get if you multiplied 111,111,111 times 111,111,111 ?

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:24 AM
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This is the type of little math "magic" problem I like to do with my 8th grade algebra students.

YOUR AGE BY DINER & RESTAURANT MATH

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to go out to eat. (more than once but less than 10)


Use x for this number


2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)2x


3. Add 5

2x + 5



4. Multiply it by 50
50(2x + 5) = 100x +250 (100x puts your number of meals in the hundreds digit)


5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1757; If you haven't, add 1756.
100x + 250 + 1757 = 100x + 2007 (does 2007 look familiar?)


6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
100x + 2007 - 1942 = 100x + 65


You should have a three digit number

x65

x = number of times to eat out

65 = my age

But you all knew this -- after all, 8th graders can do it!



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