Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Not strictly speaking a game

A friend just sent this to me in an email, and I thought it was so neat I had to share. I've tried to figure out how it works, but it's beyond me. Quite amazing though. The phone numbers here in the UK, after you take away the area codes, have six digits remaining, and this works with those. So wherever you are in the world, for the purpose of this exercise you need to assume that your area code is all the digits up to the last six in your phone number. I just tested it with a 7 figure phone number, and it didn't work, so you need to use the last six digits of your phone number.

Here it is:

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 8
4. Add 1
5. Multiply by 250
6. Add the last 3 digits of your phone number
7. Add the last 3 digits of your phone number again.
8. Subtract 250
9. Divide number by 2

Do you recognize the answer?

8 comments:

Donna said...

Cool!! Wonder how they come Up with this stuff?!! I'd say what I got, but I don't want to ruin it for others...Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Herman Verbrugge said...

Yes! That's what it is :-) Just like Donna said I'll keep it for myself :(O)

blondesonbikes said...

You are so clever! Where do you find this stuff?

Love ya x

dabrah said...

It's cool, isn't it! Thanks Donna and Herman for not saying what the result is, so everyone can find out for themselves. B.O.B., you need to at least publish one post so I can leave a comment on your blog. Even if it only says Hello, Blondes on Bikes here! would be enough.

Sally said...

Yes, here also!! Very cool. It's probably a good thing Donna and Herman didn't give it away, 'cause I sure probably would have with my big mouth!! See? I can't even speak in a short sentence. hahahaha

Dawn said...

That is so cool! I am not saying either what my results were either. Have a good day!! :)

*HUGS*

Ex-Shammickite said...

WOW that's cool, neat, clever, and mindboggling.

Betty said...

I've seen this one before. Pretty neat.