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# 5000? Nope, 4100....

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Has anyone had the e-mail about adding up to 5000? It's not actually 5000 but 4100? Sitting in the reading room and some people near me are talking about it, so I'm interested? Anyone got the e-mail?

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The Mix Honorary GuruThe Mix Honorary GuruI haven't got it but I saw it in a magazine years ago! It took me ages to work out where I was going wrong! Quality.

The Mix Honorary GuruThe Mix Honorary GuruI guess so.

The Mix Honorary GuruThe Mix Honorary GuruTake 1000 and add 40

then add another 1000

add 30

add 1000

add 20

add 1000

add 10

what's the answer? It's 4100, but most people add it up to 5000. I just wanted to get the real e-mail. Happy?

The Mix Honorary GuruThe Mix Honorary Gurustart with 0

0 take 1000 = -1000

add 40 = -960

add 1000 = 40

add 30 = 70

add 1000 = 1070

add 20 = 1090

add 1000 = 2090

add 10 = 2100

yay me

all you are dumb getting it wrong [/arrogance]

The Mix Honorary GuruThe Mix Honorary GuruI think thats where the error occurs when people add it up.

The Mix Honorary GuruThe Mix Honorary Guru40 + 30 + 20 + 10 does not = 1000, it equals 100....

That's what most people do... :rolleyes: So yeah Cheeziegrin, you were sort of on the right lines.

The Mix Honorary GuruIt's because there are so many 00's people interpret them as another 1000, because the thousands have been repetitive, rather than a 100, which is what the 30, and 40, and 20, and 10 add up to.

The Mix Honorary Gurusilly, i didnt say it did. if i added it up like that then i would have got 3000!

The Mix Honorary GuruThe Mix Honorary GuruThe Mix Honorary Guru