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    It worked for me 3 times in a row then i baffled it with 65. Then i realized i can't add, tried it again and it guessed it.

    Look at how the symbols are arranged. People are fickle and most choose the same number/s. The symbols are aligned to represent this. This means that 2-3 symbols will represent most of the most common guesses. The rest is down to chance and a 1/2-3 chance of getting it right isn't bad.

    If you want to prove its no physic just choose consecutive numbers

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    And it turns out, those most common guesses are always the same :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfiend
    And it turns out, those most common guesses are always the same :-P
    Spot on!

    It's difficult to see though, when you just run a few random trials.
    The number/pattern change on each submition, so that all of the seemingly random number-pattern combinations, combines to produce the same figure.

    It's a nice piece of 'magic' though, as this is not easily spotted.
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    No guess. Total MATH.


    any 2 digit number is just like so:

    e.g. 65 = 60 + 5 = [ 6 * 10 ] + 5 = [ X * 10 ] + Y = 10X + Y


    So as per the instructions:

    X + Y = Z

    10X + Y - Z

    10X + Y - [X + Y] = 10X + Y - X - Y = [10X - X] + [Y - Y] = 9X = the 9s times table (0..81)

    Those symbols are always the same one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wired
    No guess. Total MATH.


    any 2 digit number is just like so:

    e.g. 65 = 60 + 5 = [ 6 * 10 ] + 5 = [ X * 10 ] + Y = 10X + Y


    So as per the instructions:

    X + Y = Z

    10X + Y - Z

    10X + Y - [X + Y] = 10X + Y - X - Y = [10X - X] + [Y - Y] = 9X = the 9s times table (0..81)

    Those symbols are always the same one.


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    Dammit, that's right, that's what it was. I'd forgotten. So ... How exactly did I get it wrong? :-D

    Oh. 'Cause I didn't read the instructions. My high school teachers would be ashamed of me :-D

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    I think it's neat... then again, I think math is neat...
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    it didnt work for me, on 99

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    Then ya did the math wrong ;-) I just checked to make sure it worked on 99 :-P

    99-18 = 81 => multiple of 9


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