chocolate math- just for fun!

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This is pretty neat.

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 (more than once but less than 10)

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

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 ..
If you haven't, add 1758.

6.. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

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).

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)

Thought this was kind of fun and just wanted to spread it around!!
I got 742 but turned 43 last weekend... I'm OK with this! still cool.:D

First, this is pretty clever that it was put in a way that it was fun.

Now, for the real fun... (yeah right) Dear teenagers (and college bound kids too), the homework is to determine why it works.

Hint: it's pretty simple algebra. 8th/9th grade knowledge is more than sufficient. No higher math needed.

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