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Off Topic -- Your AGE calculated by Chocolate !!...

By OldER Mycroft ·
Received this in an email this afternoon, and it definitely deserves as wide an audience as possible!

Here goes: ...

This is pretty neat.

It takes less than a minute.
Work this out as you read.
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but fewer than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 ...
If you haven't, add 1758.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)


This sojourn into the wondrous world of mathematics was brought to you by The Chocolate Calculator.

My answer was 754

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Really??? How the heck

by The Scummy One In reply to Off Topic -- Your AGE cal ...

did it figure it out?

It was right

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How's it done - easy, simple maths

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Really??? How the heck

take x double it + 5 multiply by 50 add 1758 if last birthday was 2008 and 1759 if last birthday is 2009 minus dob year

Now convert all this to an algebraic equation (lets use a 2008 doby for this)

[(2x +5) x 50] + 1758 - doby or
100x + 250 + 1758 - doby in 2008 or
100x + 2008 - doby in 2008 well duh

take a number, multiply by 100 add the year subtract your date of birth year and you're left with the original number as a figure in the hundreds and your age. For next year you just increase the figure to add in stage 5 and it will work then too.

Isn't it funny how the current year minus the year of your birth gives you your age?

Next question please.

You fun and enjoyment of this quiz has been dashed by Deadly Ernest in his casual Deadly Evil Genius mode which strikes at random.

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You, sir

by Michael Jay In reply to How's it done - easy, sim ...

are truly evil.

But you are correct.

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I fully concur ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to You, sir

Brains can be detrimental ...

...speshully when you're just trying to have a bit of fun.

Bah Humbug!

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Actually mate,

by Deadly Ernest In reply to I fully concur ...

last I heard Humbugs were lovely lollies in the UK. So it should be, Yum, Humbug.

Or they may have gone out of fashion.

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why do I

by Jaqui In reply to Off Topic -- Your AGE cal ...

get a negative number?

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Then you're either dead

by NickNielsen In reply to why do I

or have never been borne.

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by Jaqui In reply to Then you're either dead

want to dance on the grave containing my cremated remains?

January 24, 1994 is the date of death.

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Like everyone else your age ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to ~blink~

Fifteen-year-olds are crap at using calculators. :^0

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Don't dance any more

by NickNielsen In reply to ~blink~

Just kinda shuffle. But I can do the Elvis as long as I don't have to move my feet.

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