Chocolate Math –don’t worry, It’s fun!

Chocolate This takes less than a minute…Here goes:

Don't tell me your age – you probably would tell a falsehood anyway
– but the Hershey Man will know your age by Chocolate Math.

Work this out as you read.

DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!

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 less 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 in which 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 IS THE ONLY YEAR (2009) IT WILL EVER WORK,  SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS.

Now….how does it work?

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2 Responses to Chocolate Math –don’t worry, It’s fun!

  1. Sudeep says:

    Coool … it works …
    Need to show this kids in my area . thanks for it .
    Regards
    Sudeep

  2. What a fun game. I’m going to share this with my grand kids because they love puzzles and games. Thanks.

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