Know your age by chocolate

chocolates.jpgGot this silly email from a classmate. I'm sure there's a mathematical explanation somewhere but it's kinda fun to do. 🙂


Calculate Your Age By Your Craving for Chocolate

Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway – but the Hershey Man will know!


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!

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 — I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1756. If you haven't, add 1755.

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 chocolate each week.)

The next two numbers are:
YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!)

This is the only year (2006) it will ever work, so spread it around while it lasts.


2 thoughts on “Know your age by chocolate

  1. hahaha! this was weirdly cool.. i know that’s it’s just simple math trick, pero since it had the chocolate twist, naaliw naman ako! haha! i love chocolates eh.. 🙂

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