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How to Do a Simple Number Mind Trick

Last Updated: April 10, 2020

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Amaze your friends and relatives with these number-based mind tricks. These three tricks are arranged from easiest to hardest (smallest numbers to biggest). Even young kids can do the simple number prediction trick. [1] X Research source

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  1. ↑http://thinkmath.edc.org/resource/algebraic-thinking
  2. ↑https://www.umassmed.edu/bsrc/tricks/
  3. Age guessing adapted from http://www.learn-with-math-games.com/math-number-tricks.html
  4. Magical 37 adapted from http://www.pleacher.com/mp/puzzles/tricks/nums.html

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If you want to amaze your friend with a simple mind trick, first, tell them that you’re going to ask them to do some simple math and you’ll read their mind the whole time. Next, pretend to think hard for a moment, write the number 3 on a piece of paper, and fold it up so no one sees what you wrote. Once your secret answer is written down, ask your friend to pick a number and write it down so you can’t see. Then, instruct them to add 1 to that number. After adding 1, ask your friend to multiply the answer by 2. Then, tell them to add 4 to their last answer. At this point, put your hands to your head and pretend to use your magic powers before asking them to divide their total by 2. After they’ve divided it, have them subtract their original number from the last answer they got. Finally, ask them to announce the number they got and reveal the original piece of paper, as they should both be 3. For more tips, like how to guess someone’s age, read on!

Amaze your friends and relatives with these number-based mind tricks. These three tricks are arranged from easiest to hardest (smallest numbers to biggest). Even young kids can do the simple number prediction trick.http://thinkmath.edc.o…