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1 MAGIC !? I will impress you … Just follow the computational instructions on the next pages - you can use a calculator if you like … Do not jump ahead until you have done the calculations! Click mouse to view next slide …

2 1.First, how many books would you like to read in a year?

3 2. Multiply this number by four (4) …

4 3. Add eight (8) …

5 4. Multiply by twenty five (25) …

6 5. If your birthday has already passed this year, add If not, add 1804 …

7 6. Last step: Subtract the number representing the year of your birth (e.g. 1975, 1982, etc.)

8 You should now have a number where the last two digits...

9 Is your AGE!!!!

10 The remaining digits represent …

11 The number of books you would like to read this year!! The year 2005 is the only year where this will work! Explain why, and how to adapt the trick in future years!


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