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Math Brain Teaser

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Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Also, do it in the order that it is written.

 

Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total?

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Even without a cup of coffee, the answer is:

[hide]4100[/hide]

 

But more important is the question, what color is it?

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...dam...how did I get that WRONG??? :D

 

*grabs a pencil and paper*

 

huh...

 

Ah...added to the thousands place instead of hundreds on that last 10...wow, that's kinda sad. :D

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But more important is the question, what color is it?

 

Blue! Wait... damnit!

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...dam...how did I get that WRONG??? :D

 

*grabs a pencil and paper*

 

huh...

 

Ah...added to the thousands place instead of hundreds on that last 10...wow, that's kinda sad. :D

 

I'm sure that was the point of the problem. On paper you wouldn't make that mistake nearly as easily as in your head.

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I'm sure that was the point of the problem. On paper you wouldn't make that mistake nearly as easily as in your head.

That's the point, I wanted to see people's reactions. I even fell for it the first time.

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Even without a cup of coffee, the answer is:

[hide]4100[/hide]

 

But more important is the question, what color is it?

 

 

Red with a bit of white in it. Seriously though :D

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5000

 

You, sir, earned my respect.

 

You made an account with the only purpose of giving the wrong answer when the right answer was already given twice in previous posts.

 

He shoots, he scores, the crowd cheers!

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Since the base wasn't specified try doing it mentally in base 5 for an extra challenge. :D The answer could be [math]1200_5[/math].

 

BTW, tried hiding this answer but I found the hide tags don't work with the math tags.

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