Fun calculator age trick

Jan 9, 2012 6:36:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran

Here's a neat little trick you can do to surprise people you know using their age. Someone surprised me with it, so I'd thought it was worth sharing with you so you can play around with it too. 

What you'll need:

  • a calculator. 

Steps to fun

  1. Ask your friend how old they are? 
  2. Enter their age into your calculator and multiply it by 259 and by 39 (i.e., age x 259 x 39
  3. Say their age is 30, then 303030 will pop up.
  4. Sounding surprised, tell them how cool it is that their age is popping up three times! 

So you're essentially telling people their age is pops up three times in your calculator, and the calculator is speaking!

The secret behind this is you multiply any number by 10101 and you'll get that a similar result with whatever age you have entered. 259 x 39 = 10101. 

Have fun! :)

Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC @pymetrics . ex-@Forrester consultant. Tweeting on #cloud, #cybersecurity, #equality and #tech tinkering!

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