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I'm confused. How does this work?

post #1 of 21
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I tried it twice and both times it was right......can any of you figure it out?

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post #2 of 21
I just tried it three times and it was right??!!!!!!!!!

That is so wierd!! How does that work? I can't figure it out either!!

I think I will be thinking about that all day trying to work it out!!??

Thanks for posting it, but if I go InSAnE trying to figure it out, then i'm holding you responsible!!
post #3 of 21
IN that case something went wrong - because it wasw wrong both times with me I think I've got a handle on how it works though.... lemme try a few more times to see if I'm right though
post #4 of 21
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post #5 of 21
Yep sussed it... It works on multiples of 9. If you choose a two digit number for example... 67. Add those two together you'll get 13. Subtract 13 from 67 and you get 54. A multiple of 9. All the multplies of 9 have a circle for a symbol. The only reason you don't get a result over 90(inc) with a circle symbol, is because you have to choose a 3 digit number for that to work.

58.... add em up to get 13. 58 - 13 is 45. multiple of 9.
26.... add em up to get 8. 26 - 8 is 18. multipl eof 9.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
Yep sussed it... It works on multiples of 9. If you choose a two digit number for example... 67. Add those two together you'll get 13. Subtract 13 from 67 and you get 54. A multiple of 9. All the multplies of 9 have a circle for a symbol. The only reason you don't get a result over 90(inc) with a circle symbol, is because you have to choose a 3 digit number for that to work.

58.... add em up to get 13. 58 - 13 is 45. multiple of 9.
26.... add em up to get 8. 26 - 8 is 18. multipl eof 9.

Emma, you must have an IQ of 300!!!
post #7 of 21
But you don't always get a circle in the answer!
post #8 of 21
Yeah I noticed that - I think that's just a ploy to throw people off picking up on the pattern. They're relying on people who can't do math I'm afraid.
post #9 of 21
You've almost got it--You're right that every multiple of nine has the same symbol and if you follow the instructions to do the math you can only get multiples of nine. But it's not always a circle. What happens is, when you click the button that says "try again", it changes the symbols--so all the multiples of nine still have the same symbol as each other, but not the same symbol they had on the previous try. That's how it's able to always "guess" correctly but give different answers. Pretty clever.
post #10 of 21
No, Emma's right except the symbols randomise each time. All working numbers have the same symbol.
post #11 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamacat
You've almost got it--You're right that every multiple of nine has the same symbol and if you follow the instructions to do the math you can only get multiples of nine. But it's not always a circle. What happens is, when you click the button that says "try again", it changes the symbols--so all the multiples of nine still have the same symbol as each other, but not the same symbol they had on the previous try. That's how it's able to always "guess" correctly but give different answers. Pretty clever.
We were both working on this at the same time
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
We were both working on this at the same time

I almost did it again--I was about to post that you said what I had been trying to say in all my rambling, but you said it way more clearly.
post #13 of 21
awwwwww

I quite enjoyed it when I didn't get it It was like magic or something

I will continue to believe!! So, I wonder how it works?
post #14 of 21
I tried it 3 times and it only got it right the first time.
post #15 of 21
Quote:
They're relying on people who can't do math I'm afraid.
Ok, I forgot to do step #2 and subtract the number before clicking. I wasn't thinking about anything and symbol was displayed. Of course, I realized I didn't subtract and guess what? The symbol displayed was incorrect for my number!! I'l try again.
post #16 of 21
i tried it twice.. the first time i messed up and don't know if it was right. the second time (after i actually read it) it was wrong..
post #17 of 21
Wow - that is pretty cool. The first time I didn't concentrate on the symbol and it was wrong. The second time I did and it worked! If I didn't know there was a logical explanation (even though I don't get it - duh) It would be spooky.

I'm back to 100 posts!!!
post #18 of 21
Lol - I totally read the explanation but still didn't get it... so every answer will eventually be a multiple of 9, and by changing the symbols it makes you think it's reading your new answer? Weird either way!
post #19 of 21
::censor::censor::censor::
post #20 of 21
Hahahahah well they had something very very similar on a kids programme over here a long time back. I think I was like 11 or something when i saw it. It was a little trick you're supposed to play on your friends... something about getting to the number 4 every time and then having to think of a country that began with the corresponding alphabet letter. If you got the math right the answer would always be Denmark... unless you got a smartarse who said Dominican republic.
post #21 of 21
Gosh, confusing but cool!
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