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I Can Guess Your Age!


Time for a bit of Friday magic. I am about to guess your age… just follow the simple instructions below

1. First of all, choose a number, more than 1 but less than 10

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to make it a little harder)

3. Add 5

4. Now multiply it by 50 — I’ll wait while you get the calculator

5. Then if you have already had your birthday this year add 1760 … if you haven’t, add 1759

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born, eg 1975

So you should have a three digit number….

The first digit of this was your original number

and the second two numbers should be your age…. are they??


  • Douglas Radburn

    Witch-craft! 😀

  • Rory

    How clever !

  • Chris

    Lol that’s good

  • Carla Marshall

    Haha that’s ace!

  • James

    I’m not sure if it really counts as guessing if one of the numbers just happens to be “the four digit year you were born”!

  • Becky

    LOL … seems my magic is working, unless James has figured it out 🙂

  • Kean

    I know it’s all to do with maths rather than magic and the fact you add your own birth date, but it’s Friday and my brain won’t let me work it out

  • Saurav

    LOL haha just cheered me up after a long day. I will wait till Monday to figure out the maths :o)

  • Kean

    Think I have it. Take my birth year as 1984. If you deduct 1759 from that you will get my age as the last two numbers. The rest must just be for show to give you your original number as the first number.

    I imagine the large number may need adjusting come 2011 though

  • Becky

    @Kean so how did I manage to guess the origianl number you started with .. have you worked that out yet?

  • James Inman

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That’s kinda cool.

  • mick g

    ha ha nice one, it works every time for me no matter what starting number you choose

  • Farghana

    That was really cool.

  • Tadpole

    OMG!!! This is crazy!!! My grandma redid hers like 5 times! She kept changing her first number but it always would get her! I HAVE to try that on someone!!

  • al

    wow thats good it really works

  • Crystal Dew

    Wow it worked…It said I was 10.

  • Carly

    Lawl, it was a little off. It said I was 12, I’m 13. Probably because it’s 2011 now. :/

  • alex

    wrong it says im 10 but im 11

  • Persephone

    Ha! It only works in 2010! In your face!!!

  • anonymous

    WOW, amazing i tell you! :O

  • Someone

    It was 1 off!! I choose 7 as my original number and then there was 10 an i am 11!

  • kayla

    i agree with alex ONLY works in 2010 theres a new trick for 2011 though.

  • Natasha

    Yeah, I agree with kayla and alex, it only works for 2010.
    I an 9, (10 in 26 days!) and it said I was 8!

  • Bgal

    Ha! It doesn’t work in 2011! 😛 HA HA

  • mragakshi bhise

    yeah it worked & i agree kayla n i also knw a trick for finding 2011 .