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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Hotscar, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Hotscar
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Here's a simple bit of maths to get your brain working in the morning.

    Do this in your head (believe me, you wont need a calculator).

    1,000 + 40 + 1,000 + 30 + 1,000 + 20 + 1,000 + 10 = ?

    Did we all get to 5,000?

    Now have a go on a calculator.
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    err 4100? 40 plus 30 plus 20 plus 10 equals 100.

    But i do see what you mean:whistle2:
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Smart @rse. Do the sum in the order it's written.
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Ahhh now your talking... Shhhh!
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    Drmatrix Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    yep piece of cake got it first time
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    Er, me too.... I don't get it. Why would you get 5000?
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Arrggg, subliminal maths!!
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Ask some bean counters to do it reading it out as it's written. Not many people have got it right in my office this morning.
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    to be fair mate you must work with some treacles then!

    I was told this wehn i was about 12, got 5000 then but my maths these days is stronger! haha ;)
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Well if you got told it last week i'm not surprised you haven't fallen for it again.
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    The 'trick' is that when you get up to 100 with the smaller numbers a lot of people accidentally add on another 1000 as well. ;)
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011...

    Come on guys, someone give me the answer this is going to take ages! :drag: :shrug: :lazy:
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    I'm still rounding people up to get enough fingers and toes to get the starting 1000...never mind even thinking of adding on...
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    **** nkows

    (cant even spell let alone do maths)
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    1000+40+1000+30+1000+20+1000+10 = (1000+1000+1000+1000) +(40+30+20+10)
    (1000+1000+1000+1000) + (40+30+20+10) = (4000) + (100)

    Did fool me the first time tho.
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    4100 first time :p in my head!
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    [Jan 30, 2007]
    Same as me 4,100 first time, but I can see where you could get 5,000 though
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