Sunday, May 27, 2007

Chocolate Reveals Your Age

Yes, it's true: If you are old enough to do mathematics and you like chocolate, you might be able to figure out your age. By crunching these numbers (including the weekly frequency of your preference for chocolate), your age is mathematically revealed.

This is totally off topic but it makes me look smart so I decided to post it. Try it out to see for yourself.


Determine how many times a week you eat or want chocolate. It must be a number between 1 and 10, including 1 or 10.

Let's say you eat chocolate 8 times a week (we won't tell).
Multiply that number by 2.

8 x 2 = 16

Add 5 to the previous result.

16 + 5 = 21

Multiply that by 50.

21 x 50 = 1050

Add the current year (Gregorian).

1050 + 2007 = 3057

Subtract 250 if you've had a birthday this year. If you haven't had a birthday this year, subtract 251.

Let's say your birthday hasn't passed yet.

3057 - 251 = 2806

Subtract your birth year.

Assuming you were born in 1975...

2806 - 1975 = 831

You'll end up with a 3 or 4 digit number. The last two digits are your age (if you're under 10 years old there will be a zero before your age). The remaining one or two digits will be the number of times per week you eat or want chocolate (the number you specified in the first step).



At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The photo of kid is a colorized photo of Professor Smith as a kid. Yes, its true Virginia Mr. Smith once had hair!

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Jerry James said...

An easier way is to take the present year and subtract the year you were born. This requires only one simple subtraction problem thus eliminating any multiplication or addition. If you still don't know how old you are, just ask your mother.


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