Ever wondered if you could amaze your friends & teachers , with some cool maths trick?, but then you thought maths?!,….ugh!!!
Maths seem complex to a lot of people because it’s a mumbo jumbo! Of numbers,signs, and mathematical notations. And so most people take to their heels when asked to solve a mathematics problem. This session is aimed at showing you a mind reading maths trick that would show you that everyone is capable of being a maths guru!..
So let’s get started. First you might wanna call a brother, sister, colleague or a friend to help practice….
- Step 1 : Ask your volunteer to think of a number (any number,but for easy calculations a number between 1 & 10 would be nice).
Note: The volunteer isn’t allowed to disclose any info to you. So its better to warn him/her not to tell you any result while calculating else it wouldn’t be much of a trick anymore!..
- Step 2: Ask your volunteer to double the number he/she had thought of or in other words to multiply it by two. ( Calculator is allowed).
- Step 3: Ask the volunteer to add a number with which its half can be found easily. In other words a number whose half isn’t a fraction or decimal value. For example you can ask him/her, to add 10 whose half is ‘5’, (whole number), not 15 whose half is ‘7½’
- Step 4: For this last part, ask the volunteer to half the value of whatever his/her answer is by now…., then ask him/her to subtract the number he originally thought of from the beginning (step 1), from the answer they got in ‘step 4’
NOTE: The answer to this tricky sequence is always half the number in ‘step 3’ say you asked him/her to add 6 , the answer would be ‘3’ . Don’t get too excited and reveal the answer prematurely though wait until after ‘step 4’ .Be sure to follow the instructions below in the conclusion part….
CONCLUSION/UNVEILING: Now here’s the part where you get to surprise your audience…. Here’s how , after ‘step 4’, you might wanna try and sound cool by asking them ”is your answer….” then if they smile back at you and say yes boom! mission accomplished! .