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A math trick to try on your friends

Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Jean Yoo, Jericho

Want to amaze your friends with a fun but simple math trick? Try this:

First, ask a person to pick two numbers from 1 to 6.

Then tell them to multiply their first number by 2.

Next add 5 to that total.

Then multiply that number by 5.

Finally add your second number to your product.

Then ask what they got.

Then subtract 25 from their sum and you should end up with the two numbers they chose.

Example: Say I picked 4 and 2, then the product is 67 (after doing all the steps.) Then subtract 25 like this: 67-25=42. That means the numbers they picked were 4 and 2.

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