# How does this work?!?

This has been driving me nuts all morning. Everytime it comes out exactly right.
http://mr-31238.mr.valuehost.co.uk/assets/Flash/psychic.swf

Anyone have any thoughts?

Where’s Penn Gillette when you need him?

can’t remember the specifics but basically i think its to do with multiples of nine, and that although the symbols are generated randomly, the ones allocated to the multiples of nine are always the same as each other.

it came up wrong 3 different times for me…are you using your mouse to find the number on the chart? Perhaps it makes reference on some sort of image map where your mouse has been??

Just confirm I’m not doing this wrong please… my number= 55. 5+5=10. 55-10=44. Hence I should get the snowflake…I have yet to get the snowflake.

I thought 55-10 =45

hmmm:(

I always thought that 55-10=45. :dubious:

Can’t talk now, I’m late for my short bus! :smack:

If you do the math right, you should end up with a multiple of 9. If you check the chart, all of the multiples of 9 will have the same symbol, exept for 99 and 90, which are impossible to get as an answer. To keep you guessing, it changes the symbols each time you reload.

At least this is the way I was taught.

Take a piece of paper and write down the numbers 0 through 9
Then next to those numbers write the numbers 9 through 0

i.e.

09
18
27
36

That’s your multiplication table for 9.

Now, no matter what two digit number you pick, if you follow the instructions, you will come out with 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, or 81.

And the symbol for those numbers are exactly the same every time.

They change each time, but the 9 times tables are always the same symbol.

Am I making sense? I think I lost myself somewhere in that explanation…

So that explains why when I actually do the exercise, it comes out right, whereas if I just pick a number at random, it doesn’t.

What fun!