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Re: Age Calc. in 1998

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	A simple modification of this allows it to become an infinitely applicable
formula.  See the change in step 5.

	Charley

PS - Grad students have way too much time on our hands.   ;-)

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Please do not Scroll to the bottom yet... It only takes approx. 30 seconds  
to try this. (Don't read the bottom until you have worked out the math first!)

1. First of all, pick the number of days in a week that you would like
take your Colleague out for lunch.

2. Multiply this number by 2.

3. Add 5.

4. Multiply it by 50.

5. If  you  have  already had your birthday this year,  add the value
(current year - 250).  If you  haven't,  add (current year - 251).

6. Last step:  Subtract the four digit year that you were born.


see your results below:
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RESULTS:

You  should  now  have a three digit number: >
The first digit is the original number you picked!
(i.e. how many days you want to go out to lunch each week).

The second two digits are your age!   It really works!
Apparently this is the only year (1998) that this will ever work. 
You'll notice that if you use zero as your original number, you'll
only get your age.


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