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Here is a math trick so unbelievable that it will stump you.

Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one in your Head)

1. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the Area code...)
2. Multiply by 80
3. Add 1
4. Multiply by 250
5. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number 6. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number again.
7. Subtract 250
8. Divide number by 2

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It looks impressive because it was written in progressive steps.

Basically it takes the first 3 digits, doubles them and moves them over 4 places
The +1 followed by the x 250 adds a 'confusion' step so the - 250 looks like it was needed.
Adding the last 4 digits twice is only doubling that number so when you divide by 2, the doubled front end and doubled back end come out to your phone number.

In a nut shell, the formula does this -
Take the first 3 digits (555) and multiply by 10,000 = 5550000
Add the last 4 digits (1234) = 5551234
multiply by 2 = 11102468
divide by 2 - 5551234
Add 250 = 5551484
subtract 250 = 5551234

You can alter the sequence as the trick writer did to add 'mystery'.
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BTW....did you write this?
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Wow, remind me to never get into a math competition with Brad but that is pretty cool there man!

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I was thinking the same thing. I may have to go to Brad for my taxes
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I was thinking the same thing. I may have to go to Brad for my taxes
Not a bad idea there, not bad at all!

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I was thinking the same thing. I may have to go to Brad for my taxes
Bad Idea!

Math is easy, but Accounting! For the life on me, I can't make it account for anything!

In my world, 2+2 = 4
In accounting, 2+2 = Crooked 5
In accounting, you 'debit' the bank to add money!?!?!

However, I have single handedly had a Revenue Agency 3 person audit team on the floor laughing. Personally I didn't think my bookkeeping was that funny!
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