Even a fun math trick can leave you perplexed. This is because from the time of our births, we are eternally inquisitive.

When we’re met with something we can’t explain, even a math trick, our brain experience blood rush.

Be prepare to get yourself mystified.

**Because this trick promises to not only guess the number you chose, but also your exact age. Follow the directions below carefully and prepare to be amazed!**

You, the math whiz, start by giving your friend a calculator or a pencil and paper . Then, you issue the following sequence of instructions. Make sure your friend presses the equals button (=) after each step!

**1. Choose a number from 1 to 9 (number = a):**

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

### 2. Multiply your number by 2.

a x 2

### 3. Add 5 to your result.

(a x 2) + 5

### 4. Multiply the result by 50.

((a x 2) + 5) x 50

### 5. If you’ve had a birthday this year, add 1767.

If you haven’t, add 1766.

### 6. Subtract the year of your birth from the result.

### 7. You should get a three-figure number.

The first figure is the number you chose initially, and the other two are your age

Well? Were your results accurate? If not, be sure you did the math correctly.

** Indulge your mind and enjoy the thrill.**

Try this math trick out on your friends and family—it’s great for parties and other social gatherings!

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If anyone is wondering what this is actually doing, all it is is an obfuscated way of finding your age and then adding that to 100×a (the fully simplified equation will be 100a + (last year you had a birthday) – (year you were born). So if you were born in January of 1990 it will be 100a + 2017 – 1990 = 100a + 27 (with 27 being your current age)). Also it won’t even work for someone 100 or older.

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