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 Mind Reader - How Does It Work?
 Nancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 4Posted Sun Aug 21 2005 02:07:20 UTC (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

 I've done this 10 times and it's only been wrong once. How does it work? http://trunks.secondfoundation.org/files/psychic.swf
 TheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted Sun Aug 21 2005 02:17:02 UTC (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

 It basically works with the number 9. Any time you take a number, concatenate its digits together, and then subtract the sum of the digits from the concatenated number, you will get a number that is divisible by nine. Since the computer chooses only those numbers that are divisible by 9, and it knows you will only choose a number that is divisible by nine, you will always have a match. The computer changes which symbols are associated with which numbers to throw you off.[Edited 2005-08-21 02:22:34]
 ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3353 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted Sun Aug 21 2005 02:22:21 UTC (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

 Because the answer, based on the numeric system we have, will always be a miltiple of nine. If you look at the code before you begin, all the multiples of nine have the same symbol associated with them, and the answer is always that symbol, though is changes each time so as not to give it away. It works with the same principle as this one... Pick a number between 1 and 7. Multiply by 9. Add the digits. Subtract 2. Multiply by 9. Add the digits. Subtract 4. Your result is 5, correct? It works every time. TIS
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 Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27 Reply 3, posted Sun Aug 21 2005 02:37:23 UTC (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

 The computer changes which symbols are associated with which numbers to throw you off. This is the key to the trick right here. Without changing the symbols, it would be the same every time. Harry
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 Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8508 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted Sun Aug 21 2005 02:51:28 UTC (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

 Its just like that david copperfield mind reading powerpoint with the cards. It jus uses card which it didn't show the first time to make you think that the card you were thinking of is gone.
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