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a number puzzley thing

Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
edited March 2012 in The bottom bracket
remember those think of a number things, heres one

1. The number of times you've been out on your bike between 1-10
2. Double it
3. Add 5
4. Multiply by 50
5. Add 1762
6. Minus the year of your birth.

the answer will give you the numbers of times you were out on the bike....and weirdly your age. :)
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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    1. The number of times you've been out on your bike between 1-10

    I've been out on my bike thousands of times. How does that fit in?
  • tim_wandtim_wand Posts: 2,552
    Cleat I love you if nothing more than the Sid James Avatar and your normally entertaining and mostly inciteful contributions.

    But WTF? after reading Dr Steve Peters "Chimp Paradox" book I really am trying to avoid exercises like this.

    I teach Maths and still cant make this one work!!!!!!
  • greg66_tri_v2.0greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    edited March 2012
    remember those think of a number things, heres one

    1. The number of times you've been out on your bike between 1-10
    2. Double it
    3. Add 5
    4. Multiply by 50
    5. Add 1762
    6. Minus the year of your birth.

    the answer will give you the numbers of times you were out on the bike....and weirdly your age. :)

    Take x as the number of times you've been out on your bike.

    1. x
    2. 2x
    3 2x + 5
    4. 100x + 250
    5. 100x + 2012
    6. 100x + (2012 - yr of birth)

    2012 (this year) less your year of birth will give your age.
    100x is the number of times you've been out on your bike, in the 100 column, preceding your age.

    Steps 2-5 are a fancy way of saying "Pick a number between 0 and 10, put it in the 100s column, and add 2012" to it. Step 6 is "cross out 2012 and write your age instead".

    Doesn't work if you are > 100, because then the part in brackets at step 6 has to borrow from 100x, and that fecks the whole thing royally.
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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    yeah youre right I cant get it to work now. i was a bit drunk when i typed it in. so poosibly the number 1762 s wrong - anyway th epoint is you know how old you are and you know how many times you've been out on bike - so who needs a puzzley thing - simples. :D
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • nevmannevman Posts: 1,611
    Facepalm.I dont know how many times Ive been out on my bike so I devised this

    x=(2-3/5)+56

    where

    x=looking on Garmin.
    Whats the solution? Just pedal faster you baby.

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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    ah also it should have said how many times on last week - not that it helps. :D
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,683
    Cleat maybe give up the maths, stick to posting pictures in the "Girls in..." threads. After a few pints last night you might have posted up a gem, although it would have probably broken the rules.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 34,760
    Only works if you've already had your birthday this year - told me I was 40! :(
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