Posers and Puzzles

AttilaTheHorn
Posers and Puzzles 03 Aug '07 11:57
1. AttilaTheHorn
Erro Ergo Sum
03 Aug '07 11:57
Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway - but your waiter may know!

YOUR AGE BY DINER & RESTAURANT 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 go out to eat (more than once but less than 10).
2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold).
4. Multiply it by 50.
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 go out to restaurants in a week), and the next two numbers are YOUR AGE ! -- Oh YES, it is!!
THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2007) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS.
2. lilchristopher
03 Aug '07 12:53
Mmmm, sorry to be a bore but if you work it out it isn't that impressive. The formula is -

((x*2)+5)*50)+1757

Which simplifies to

100x + 2007

So subtracting your date of birth will give a number of the format xyy where x was the number you first thought of and yy is your age.

It will work for other years you just need to add one to 1757/1756 for every year past 2007.

But it won't work if you're 100 or older !
3. DeepThought
03 Aug '07 15:57
Originally posted by lilchristopher
Mmmm, sorry to be a bore but if you work it out it isn't that impressive. The formula is -

((x*2)+5)*50)+1757

Which simplifies to

100x + 2007

So subtracting your date of birth will give a number of the format xyy where x was the number you first thought of and yy is your age.

It will work for other years you just need to add one to 1757/1756 for every year past 2007.

But it won't work if you're 100 or older !
Never mind that, when I found I had to add 1757 doing mental arithmetic I just couldn't be bothered to complete the calculation.
4. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
03 Aug '07 15:58
Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway - but your waiter may know!

YOUR AGE BY DINER & RESTAURANT 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!
Thi ...[text shortened]... is!!
THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2007) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS.
Why would anyone be shocked to see their age in the answer when they've given their year of birth?
5. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
04 Aug '07 19:32
Originally posted by SwissGambit
Why would anyone be shocked to see their age in the answer when they've given their year of birth?
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