Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 579 times:

This is pretty neat how it works out.
This is cool chocolate math!!!!!!!

DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!

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. (try for more than once but less than 10)

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

3. Add 5. (for Sunday)

4. Multiply it by 50 (being a bit stupid)

I'll wait while you get the calculator................

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1751....

If you haven't, add 1750 .........

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born. (if you
remember)

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).

DE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 492 times:

Mine was 739. I did it all in my head, too. I always hear "if you want to be a pilot you have to be good at math". I think that's crap. I had years of algebra and a very short bit of caculus and you don't need to know any of that to fly. I'm good at manipulating numbers in my head....and that is great for figuring out descent profiles and....how much I make if I work a little overtime.

What IS good about math is it teaches you to think and solve problems in a logical way....and that is very important for pilots.