Can anyone explain the 111 birthday trick

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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Ok now this isnt going to be a large op and will probably get explained rather quickly ... I hope...

A friend of mine got home from work this evening and while talking to me he told me to take the year I was born and add it to the age i will be this year on my birthday ...29 .... while expecting one of these daft little number tricks i played along reluctantly...
I took the year 82 and put it with my age 29 which leaves us with 111....
When i gave my answer he laughed then told me it was the same for him.... then i started thinking of everyone i know the dates for and was amazed to find that everyones year of birth plus the age they turn this year will equal 111.

Now maybe its just because ive been working nights all week that this has captivated me so much but i ask all of you to do this, take the year you were born and add it to the age you turn or have turned this year and it will make 111.
The significance of this however is lost on me but I hope one of you can explain this .... When i got thinking about it i started remembering the threads regarding people who always see 1111 in the clock or things like that...

so mods please move or remove as you see fit and please can someone explain this or prove the rule wrong..

mackblack27




posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:32 AM
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77 + 33 is 110

but as of feb 11th........................111!!!!!

next year, everyones will be 112
edit on 21-1-2011 by BadBoYeed because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:32 AM
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Start with someone who is 111 years old this year....they would of been born in 1900.
111 + 00 = 111

Someone who is 110 years old this year...they would of been born in 1901.
110 + 01 = 111

Same for 109, 108, 107....etc.

This trick doesn't work for someone who is 112 or older...they were born in 1899.
112 + 99 = 211

So those born before 1900 will always work out to 211

And it also doesn't work for those who are 11 or younger (born in 2000 or after)....they will always add up to 11.

born in 2000...would be 11 years old this year....11 + 00 = 11.
Someone born IN 2011...is 0....0 + 11 = 11


So if you were born between 1800 - 1899, this trick will add up to 211
If you were born between 1900 - 1999 (majority of us), this trick will add up to 111
If you were born in 2000 or later, this trick will add up to 11


I hope all my math was correct.

edit on 21-1-2011 by OutKast Searcher because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:32 AM
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Hey, you can go to this thread with the riduclous amounts of flags attached to it:
All the 1's


Enjoy

Peace
edit on 21/1/2011 by LestatG because: 1950,s bus with cave men roads!



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:32 AM
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If you were born in 1899 the rule proves wrong.

99+112=211



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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This may be the explanation you're looking for




It works for everybody, because this is the 111th year since 1900. Your birth year and your age necessarily add up to the total of that period.In the case of children born 2000 onwards, the birthyear has to be called 100, 101 etc to make it work


You'll find that post here



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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This happens every century, its not that amazing...next year will add up to 112 and so on...



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Im born 1.11.1982 (no Joke) Thats scary







posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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error!!! error!!!

I was born in 74 and I'm 36. that's 110!



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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error !!!! error!!!!!

you say youre 36... please check the op again,,,,,, how old will you be on your birthday this year....... not how old are you now, and it works with everyone else so it should work with you as well



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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This trick does not always work. For instance, say some one was born in 1899 and they will be 112 this year, then by that calculation, the sum would be 211.

Additionally, my niece was born in 2000. She will be 11 this year. By that calculation the sum would be 011.

There really is no explanation to this, other than a fundamental understanding of numbers.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by MagoSA
error!!! error!!!

I was born in 74 and I'm 36. that's 110!


But you will turn 37 in 2011...so that is 111.


You take the age that you will be turning in 2011 and add.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 06:27 AM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man
reply to post by mackblack27
 


This trick does not always work. For instance, say some one was born in 1899 and they will be 112 this year, then by that calculation, the sum would be 211.

Additionally, my niece was born in 2000. She will be 11 this year. By that calculation the sum would be 011.

There really is no explanation to this, other than a fundamental understanding of numbers.


O dear, normally on ATS you would expect to find this type of reply about 10 pages in to a thread ... but on the first page !!! c'mon peeeeple.

Good OP tho and well explained by the replies ... thanks for that


Peace



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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If you you have a number n and you subtract 1 and add 1 you get back the number n. Birthdays and the age you are are related in such a way that if you were born 1 year earlier you will be expected to age 1 year more, so the addition between the two is always constant. However it doesn't work for years before 1900 or after 1999 because the last two digits wrap every hundred years. Play with a few examples and the trick becomes obvious; it's just basic numeracy.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:18 AM
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Originally posted by Shenon
Im born 1.11.1982 (no Joke) Thats scary






Thats my birthday too



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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I cant believe this thread, are people really this stupid? Before you all flame me im serious how the hell did we reach the age of technology with this mentallity?
To reach your birth year you are subtracting a given figure and then adding the same figure!

11-1+1=11.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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The year 2011 = 111 where 2000 = 100; so if you were born in say 1950 and you will be 61 this year (2011) then the total adds up to 111 (--50 + 61). It doesnt matter what year you where born (unless born before 1900) the total will always add up to 111 (ie, born in 2000 = 100 + 11 this year = 100 + 11 = 11). It is as simple as that.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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I think that people just don't understand math or how to think rigorously.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 02:23 AM
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Ok well thanks everyone that seems to have summed it up nicely.....

I have two replies though,,, to those of you who explained the calculation and why it always takes you to the sae number, i thank you because i couldnt see the connection.....

But for those of you who decided to mock me thank you too,,, because now i know to avoid you in future.... and to the chap who mocks peoples general understanding of maths well im dyslexic and while letters and words are ok numbers seem to blur into a haze for me and i even have trouble adding relativley easy numbers mentally, let alone trying to work out why everyone gets the same answer with this wee trick..... you strike me as the kinds of guy who would race a man with no legs and then celebrate the win..........

PS Can i also bring up that i didnt present this as some end times coming or goverment conspiracy thread, i just posted it because i thought it was neat.....



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 03:44 AM
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Stating something that's true in general is not mocking you. People in general don't understand how to think rigorously. I blame the crappy educational system.





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