# Fwd(2): Fwd[2]: Brain Teaser

Sanderson Smith (Sanderson_Smith@cate.org)
Sat, 12 Sep 1998 18:03:52 -0700

At the risk of perhaps misusing the ListServes, I'll forward this.
Perhaps many of you have seen this type of thing before. The results seem to amaze you, but simple
algebra can demonstrate why it works.
Just FYO, the "Julia" is the wife of my oldest son, Jeff. She found this brain teaser, forwarded
it to Jeff, who forwarded it to me.
Perhaps your students might find this interesting. You might give them extra credit if they can
use simple algebra to demonstrate why this works.
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Julia

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>> > MIND READER BRAIN TEAZER
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>> > DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!!!
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>> > RESULTS:
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>> > > >> > > > >> You should now have a three digit number:
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>> > > >> > > > >> The first digit of this was your original number
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>> > > >> > > > >> The second two digits are your age!!!
>> > > >> > > > >> It really works!!!
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>> > > >> > > > >> ** This is the only year (1998) it will ever work, so
>> > > >> > > > >> joy around by mailing this to everyone you know!!!
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