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Sunshine
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Trivia?

Get your calculator.

Punch the first three digits of your home phone number into your calculator [without area code].

Multiply by 80

Add 1

Multiply by 250

Add the last four digits of your home phone number

Add the last four digits of your home phone number - again

Subtract 250

Divide by two.

Recognize anything?
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*giggle*
cute
i actually did it...and...well..you know what was there!!
wont ruin the suprise for everyone
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MAAANNNNN-
Whever came up with this has ENTIRELY too much time on their hands!!!!  lol
I am going to catch my kids with this. Thanks for sharing it.

My ex-wife says I never listened to her. At least I think that's what
she said

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~~**~~
Walking with bare feet
among a tapestry of words,
each woven thread, awakening the soul
~~**~~

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Uh, what's a calculator?
Not A Poet
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Just a little highschool algebra (simple enough to do in your head even) reveals the trivial trick to this one. By throwing in a couple of extra steps and later removing their effect, it looks almost mystical on your calculator.
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but this would work only for 7 digit numbers...

regards
sudhir
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It would work for any arbitrary number of digits, Sudhir. You just have to change the multiplication base (Note that 80 * 250 / 2 = 10,000, which is what moves the first three digits to the left so that adding the last four digits will appear.)
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well it worked for me
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sometimes i think an english major was a wrong decision, then i think of the math majors who sit around and think up formulas for things like this, and i'm happy again...

"So what befalls the flawless?
Look what I've built, it shines so beautifully now watch as it destroys me."

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Thank you for math class. Can't wait to impress my family. They think I just play on the computer.
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Wow! This is so interesting. I tried it, and it ended up with my own phone number.
 
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