Passed to me by email by one of my friends... BEER MATHEMATICS This is pretty neat how it works out. This is cool beer maths!!!!!!! DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST! It takes less than a minute....... Work this out as you read. Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun. 1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have a pint. (try for more than once) 2. Multiply this number by 2 (Just to be honest) 3. Add 5. (for Sunday) 4. Multiply it by 50 I'll wait while you get the calculator................ 5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1755.... If you haven't, add 1754 ... 6. Now subtract the four-digit year that you were born. You should have a three-digit number The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have a pint week). The next two numbers are ....... YOUR AGE! ~ (Oh YES, it IS!!!!! ) THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR IT WILL EVER WORK. Igg

How does that work??! *waits for some brainy mathematician to come and explain it to me...* :dunno :roll:

Thats freaky and it scares me. I even changed my mind about the amount of times I like a drink and it still worked!!! I now need a beer to calm my nerves

it's quite simple really, you have {[(x*2)+5]*50} + 1754 - y x is the number of pints you drink/want, and y is the year of your birth. by mulitplying the 50 by the brackets you get: {50*(x*2)+50*5} = 50*2*x + 250 = 100*x + 250 so then, adding and subtracting everything: 100*x + 250 +1754 - y oh look, 250+1754 = 2004 (I've not had my birthday this year yet) by taking your year of birth from that, you get a two digit number (in most cases!) which is your age. add to that 100*x, and you will get a three digit number (assuming nobody wants to drink on more than 9 occaisions in one week!) that is [x age1 age2], where age 1 and 2 are the first and second digits of your age. Of course if you're younger than 10 it wont work! does that make sense?

don't see why it wouldn't work if you're under 10... surely you'd just get your age as 07 for example. Still just adding the 100s to the front of your age, unless I missed something.

good point, I was just having a neil moment of missing the obvious because of being too complicated! although it definately wouldn't work for those over 99...

Is that because you didn't want a beer? Multiplying by 0 drinking occasions) would render anything before you add five (for Sunday) useless, thus leaving you with your age and no beer... which is a travesty indeed...