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posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 07:02 AM
I know there's a simple trick behind this, but I just can't get it... Any takers?

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 09:14 AM
first time he got it wrong. i did 1331. jumbled to 3311. if i subtracted right thats 1970. i circled 7 and put in 91. he guessed i had 8. now i just woke up so its possiable i messed up on my math.

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 09:33 AM
Thats a tad weird, I am kinda freaked out now.
Bow down to the number guy.

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 02:11 PM
Here goes my analysis. Alright, alright, I may have cheated a bit by looking inside the SWF file. Shame on me! The number you enter in the field is defined as 'numby'. Then the following script is executed.

first = numby;
jab = 0;
jib = 0;
tim = length(first);
do
[
jab = jab + Number(first.charat(jib));
jib = jib + 1;
] while (jib != tim)
first = String(jab);
jab = 0;
jib = 0;
tim = length(first);
do
[
jab = jab + Number(first.charat(jib));
jib = jib + 1;
] while (jib != tim)
first = String(jab);
jab = 0;
jib = 0;
tim = length(first);
do
[
jab = jab + Number(first.charat(jib));
jib = jib + 1;
] while (jib != tim)
joc = 9 - jab;
if (joc == 0)
[
joc = 9;
] // end if
jab = joc;

After some number crunching, seems to me like 'jab' is equal to a single digit from 1 to 9 depending on the 2 or 3 digits number you provided in the box.

At some point this function is called.

alldone = 1;
tellTarget("fidoman")
[
gotoAndStop(_level0.jab + 1);
] // End of TellTarget

Looks like this is pointing to an image of the number you have in mind, according to the value of 'jab'. Well, actually that's not the 4 digits number you were thinking at the beginning. See how he's trying to fool you? He's only telling you the single digit number you circled.

But still a spooky trick! I hope somebody here is smart enough to figure out a simple math calculation allowing us do that magic trick without the use of a computer and impress the kids.

[edit on 10-10-2005 by ufia]

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 05:28 PM

Originally posted by hitman132436
if i subtracted right thats 1970.

You didn't. 3311-1331=1980

Here's the 'trick'. Any time you subtract 2 numbers that have the same digits, the resulting numbers, added together will equal a multiple of 9.

For example:

632 - 236 = 396 (3+9+6=18) If I tell you 2 of the numbers, let's say 9 and 3, you add those (12) and since it's larger than 9, you go to the next highest multiple, which would be 18. Then, you subtract 18-12 and you can 'guess' the third. 6

4398
-3948
--------
450 (Don't circle the 0 because it's already a circle)

If I type in 50, 5+0=5, 9 (the next highest multiple of 9) -5 =4

Do I get a prize?

[edit on 10-10-2005 by Benevolent Heretic]

posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 01:29 AM

Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Do I get a prize?

Sorry, I don't have any prizes to give out, but I'll give you an above vote...

Thanks for clearing the mystery... But now that I know the answer, I'm a bit disappointed... No magic or ESP... :shk:

Edit: Oh, and thanks ufia for your take on it... Even if you "cheated"...

[edit on 11-10-2005 by Gemwolf]

posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 04:43 PM
new i didnt add right. i need that new gum called jolt. anyways thanks for the info and gj on figuring it out

posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 10:42 PM
It's basically a math trick.

Now here's a trick I came up with. So far it works with double-digit numbers.

Say you want to find out 75 - 57.

Subtract the smaller digit from the larger one. 7 - 5 = 2

Multiply the digit by 9. 2 X 9 = 18

75 - 57 = 18

Amazing the stuff you come up with when you're bored.

BTW it only works if the two numbers are flip-flopped--like 34 and 43, 18 and 81, etc.

There's also a little trick I was taught with multiples of 9.

1x9 09
2x9 18
3x9 27
4x9 36
5x9 45
6x9 54
7x9 63
8x9 72
9x9 81
10x9 90

Notice on the answers...going down you see 0-9 (first digits). Start at the bottom and go up, 0-9 (for the second digits), and you have the 9 times tables from 1-10.

[edit on 10/14/2005 by Amethyst]

posted on Nov, 3 2005 @ 02:48 PM
another thing with the nine is if you add the two digits together it equals nine
ex: 9x3=27, 2+7=9 and another one is say ur doing 9x5 well the answer is always like this: the first digit in the answer is one number below the number being multiplied by nine ex: 9x5=45, see 5 is the digit being multiplied by nine and the "4" in 45 is one number below 5! ha now u get it ! thts just always how i've done nines..lol

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