N867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8603 times:

LOL...it's pretty cool but not too hard to figure out how it works.

Teo747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8584 times:

Every time you do the math part, you will end up with a number that is a multiple of 9. All the multiples of 9 are, of course, labeled as the same gift.

7324ever From Serbia, joined May 2009, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8581 times:

Sorry I ment like. Subtract any two Double digit numbers like it says and divide the number by 9 so it all works by shuffling I can't remember exactly but I figured it out one night.

Anything the US and EU build the Russians do it better! i.e. TU-144 vs Concorde and TU-154 vs The 727...

Mt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6695 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8564 times:

it registers what number you unconsciously roll your pointer on while looking for your number

D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8557 times:

Quoting Ual747 (Reply 4): Doesn't work all the time.

Then you did the math wrong.

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Mt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6695 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8554 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 10): And I an ADD diagnosis, apparently.

lol touche.. ok ok i was wrong.. sheesh !

But tell me that MY trick wouldnt be even freakier!

YooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8450 times:

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 9): it registers what number you unconsciously roll your pointer on while looking for your number

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 12): But tell me that MY trick wouldn't be even freakier!

There's something similar out there. I did the trick on my wife a few months back and it baffled her until i told her the secret. I think the link was posted on here. It was done by two guys and they explain how to trick the other person. If i find it i'll post it.

with regards to this thread, am i correct to assume there's a 1 in 9 chance that the computer "picks" the right number? I'm still having trouble understanding. and i thought i was a fairly bright guy.

I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T

Mt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6695 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8426 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 13): with regards to this thread, am i correct to assume there's a 1 in 9 chance that the computer "picks" the right number? I'm still having trouble understanding. and i thought i was a fairly bright guy.

I think when you do the math described - the answer will always be a member of a set of number - and that "set" will always have the same randomly generated response.

D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8418 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 13): am i correct to assume there's a 1 in 9 chance that the computer "picks" the right number? I'm still having trouble understanding. and i thought i was a fairly bright guy.

No. If you do the math right, it will always land you on a multiple of 9. All multiples of 9 have the same gift. There's no guessing involved.

I'll try to show you:

Lets say Z is a two digit number, and X is the tens digit of Z, and Y is the ones digit of Z. So, the value of Z = 10*X + Y.

Now, it says subtract the value of X from Z, then subtract the value of Y from Z. What do you get?

Z - X - Y
(10*X + Y) - X - Y [Substituting for Z]
10*X - X + Y - Y [Regrouping terms]
(10*X - X) + (Y - Y) [Reparenthesizing terms]
(9*X) + (0) [Simplifying]
9*X [Result]

Therefore, the result will ALWAYS be 9 times the first digit. All multiples of 9 have the same "gift" and thus, it will appear to read your mind, but it's really just math.

Example: You pick 25: Z=25, X=2, Y=5

Z = 10*2 + 5
Z - X - Y = 25 - 2 - 5
(10*2 + 5) - 2 - 5 = 18
9*2 = 18

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Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 15): The only answers that are possible are: 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81. Those squares will always have the same 'prize', thus the trick.

DLX's made me think of High School math and gave me a headache!

787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8327 times:

David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9563 posts, RR: 42
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8323 times:

Quoting 787seattle (Reply 22): You are right that all the answers are multiples of 9, but how does it know which one of the possible answers you chose?

Because...

Quoting D L X (Reply 16): All multiples of 9 have the same "gift" and thus, it will appear to read your mind

Try it a few times and each time look at the "gift" associated with all the multiples of 9.

D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8323 times:

Quoting 787seattle (Reply 22): You are right that all the answers are multiples of 9, but how does it know which one of the possible answers you chose?

All of the choices that are multiples of 9 have the same gift written on them.

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25 CasInterest
: whether from 15 or 51 it is still 9 or 45 Not sure what you are after here.

26 CasInterest
: The code for the numbers is randomly assigning the gift each time you run the script, so there will always be a different Gift for you, that will ama

27 Moose135
: It uses technology recovered at Area 51 from an alien space ship that crashed in 1957. The web site is part of a black project to see if they can use

28 FuturePilot16
: It's a clever little website that fool people. But not us A.Netters . So i'll use it on my friends and family.

29 LHR380
: I am confused. I picked something she did not 2 times???

30 Phoenix9
: Are you sure you are doing your math right?

31 NorthStarDC4M
: it's some sort of time mouse over formula... clever... only got 1 of the 20 i tried though... but i was trying to break it

32 LHR380
: Hmm,, did not read the instructions lol

33 YOWza
: Ummm... Ding ding ding. The calculation basis of this app is the same as any number of tricks. E.g. Choose a number between 1 and 10. Multiply this n