Worked for me...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by iggmeister, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. iggmeister

    iggmeister Member

    Passed to me by email by one of my friends...


    This is pretty neat how it works out.
    This is cool beer maths!!!!!!!
    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!!!!! )


  2. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    :eek: thats so true!!!!

    how freaky!!!

    :dunno :shock: :wow
  3. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    How does that work??!

    *waits for some brainy mathematician to come and explain it to me...*

    :dunno :roll:
  4. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    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
  5. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    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?
  6. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

    Wow that's ace....

    Hope there are no tMPers who are older than 100 though...
  7. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    ya what??? far too complicated for my small mind...
  8. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Wow thats impressive. What if I drink halves?
  9. ray_ed

    ray_ed Member

    nice one !!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
  10. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    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.
  11. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    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...
  12. iggmeister

    iggmeister Member

    That is rubbish!

    Magic, I say.


    (P.S. You are exactly right)
  13. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Very clever indeeeeed...

    Only, I had 4 digits at the end ;-) :lol:
  14. Sam Atherton

    Sam Atherton Member

    Is that because you're old, or because you want to drink lots? ;)

    :guiness :guiness
  15. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    OMG how freaky is that. Stop explaining it, it's just too anal...:)

  16. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    It didnt work :( I only got left with a two digit number which was my age though.
  17. Jamie

    Jamie Member

    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...

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