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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 10 Dec '05 04:09
    YOUR AGE BY BEER 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 beer
    (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 1755 ....
    If you haven't, add 1754.

    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 beer each week).

    The next two numbers are
    YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)
    THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2005) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS.
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    10 Dec '05 05:07
    Originally posted by aspviper666
    YOUR AGE BY BEER 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 bee ...[text shortened]... it is!!!!!)
    THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2005) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS.
    These problems are less impressive for those who know basic algebra:

    x = beers per week (1-9)
    y = your year of birth

    (2x + 5)50 + 1755 - y
    100x + 2005 - y

    Not only is it trivial, but it will work in years other than 2005 simply by changing the 1755 to a different number.
  3. 10 Dec '05 06:26 / 2 edits
    you didnt drink enough beer to begin with

    and thanks for the formulae sir
    my online buddy bet me $100 i couldnt explain how it worked
    i knew some egghead would have to show off and post
    how smart he was
    thanks brainiac
  4. 10 Dec '05 08:14
    Originally posted by aspviper666
    you didnt drink enough beer to begin with

    and thanks for the formulae sir
    my online buddy bet me $100 i couldnt explain how it worked
    i knew some egghead would have to show off and post
    how smart he was
    thanks brainiac
    you dont have to be an egghead to solve that. even me and my melon head think that was easy...
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    10 Dec '05 17:04
    Originally posted by aspviper666
    you didnt drink enough beer to begin with

    and thanks for the formulae sir
    my online buddy bet me $100 i couldnt explain how it worked
    i knew some egghead would have to show off and post
    how smart he was
    thanks brainiac
    It's just algebra. Simple stuff!
  6. 10 Dec '05 20:49
    mmmm beeeerrrr....uh huh uh huh
  7. 10 Dec '05 23:23
    Originally posted by aspviper666
    YOUR AGE BY BEER 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 bee ...[text shortened]... it is!!!!!)
    THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2005) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS.
    that is good
  8. 02 Nov '06 01:56
    Originally posted by aspviper666
    YOUR AGE BY BEER 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 beer
    ...[text shortened]... !!!!)
    THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2005) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS.
    its off of my age by one year
  9. 02 Nov '06 03:07
    Originally posted by chess player 323
    its off of my age by one year
    did you read that it only works in 2005? as far as I know it is 2006 right now.
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    02 Nov '06 08:16 / 1 edit
    Off my age by one year and off the number of beers by 2.

    Oh right, the year thing.

    What is this in asp's profile? He dead or something?
  11. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    02 Nov '06 08:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    What is this in asp's profile? He dead or something?
    Considering that he has posted (once) since the vacation note was put up it looks like a fake. Or he is trying to insult me from beyond the grave.
  12. 04 Nov '06 05:52
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Considering that he has posted (once) since the vacation note was put up it looks like a fake. Or he is trying to insult me from beyond the grave.
    But the post was from midnight EST, which could open a few possibilities!
  13. 06 Nov '06 21:49
    Originally posted by hypothetical
    did you read that it only works in 2005? as far as I know it is 2006 right now.
    i changed it accordingly
  14. Standard member deathwolf923410
    Nara Shikamaru
    13 Nov '06 02:10
    Cool. According to this, I'm 05 years old. Of course I probably messed up the math somewhere
  15. 13 Nov '06 07:36
    Originally posted by deathwolf923410
    Cool. According to this, I'm 05 years old. Of course I probably messed up the math somewhere
    If you're really 5 years of age the mathematics is quite tricky.