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5000? Nope, 4100....

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: 5000? Nope, 4100....
    Originally posted by TheKingOfGlasgow
    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?

    I 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.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So what is it? Just some mathematical trick?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by TheKingOfGlasgow
    So what is it? Just some mathematical trick?

    I guess so.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Still :confused: maybe even more so
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ok Ninja, it's a maths trick, I'm trying to find it out, but it goes somethng like,

    Take 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? :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Riiiight? How come it adds upto 4100. Cause I make it 5000
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i got 2100. :p

    start 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 :p

    all you are dumb getting it wrong :p [/arrogance]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Doing it you way ShyBoy I also get 2100. Not sure how to get 4100 tho. Still :confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are you treating the 40, 20, 30, and 10 as hundreds?

    I think thats where the error occurs when people add it up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I seen that! Bumble sent it to me!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Soz shyboy, yer got it wrong! :no: Look at it again...

    40 + 30 + 20 + 10 does not = 1000, it equals 100....

    That's what most people do... :rolleyes: :D So yeah Cheeziegrin, you were sort of on the right lines.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That was in the Daily Record not too long ago, I worked it out in at work a few weeks ago, it's 4100. I thought it was 5000 too.

    It'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.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by TheKingOfGlasgow
    Soz shyboy, yer got it wrong! :no: Look at it again...

    40 + 30 + 20 + 10 does not = 1000, it equals 100....

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

    silly, i didnt say it did. if i added it up like that then i would have got 3000!

    :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Um, how would yuou have gotten 3000? :confused: Either way you do it, you either get 2100 or 4100, but not 3000. I think... Gawd, you've got me all confuzzled...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How can you get 5000?

    :confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Peopel add them all up, but instead of going from 4090 to 4100, instead think that they're going from 4090 to 5000 with the addition of the 10. I think it tests people's perception or something.
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