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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Monster Mind Reader - Fun With 2 Digits

I revisited a favorite site of mine, CoolMath.com, and got a little weirded out by the cute little Mind Reader. Why? Cuz he's right every time!

I've seen it before (think of a 2 digit number; subtract the sum of the two digits from the original number, and your answer appears on the screen), but I've never really understood how it's done. I guess magic is the only explanation available to me.

Now I'm off to study the geometry of crop circles. And no, I don't think magic is at work here. Little green men seems perfectly reasonable.


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posted by Stephanie @ Thursday, November 05, 2009  


  • At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    it works in multiples of nines and when you click try again, the symbols change. i was intrigued by it as well, but i played with it until i figured it out myself

  • At 5:44 AM, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Thanks for letting me know. I knew there was an explanation (other than magic)... of course, I still tell the kids not to say their chosen number out loud in case the mind reader "hears" them :-)


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