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Thread #95230   Message #1850670
Posted By: catspaw49
04-Oct-06 - 09:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Isn't maths clever?
Subject: RE: BS: Isn't maths clever?
There was a trick/joke thing the kids loved and old age seems to have erased it from my memory....and I thought I'd never forget it. Any help? It goes something like no matter how you manipulate the numbers, the answer is always the same.....and it's wrong. But you prove it's right by doinga new addition or subtraction or multiplication and every time you prove that the incorrect is answer is correct because you have done the function in some strange but seemingly logical way...................or something.....Ring any bells?

Spaw