Magic Gopher

Magic Gopher

Instructions: 

Think of a number with two digits. For example 43.

Now add the two numbers together. For exammple 4 + 3 = 7.

Next, subtract the new number from your orginal number. For example 43 - 7 = 36.

Finally, look at the symbol next to your number. Remember it.

Now the Magic Gohper will read your mind and tell you what your symbol is. Watch carefully.

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Think of a number with two digits. For example, 43. Follow the Magic Gopher's instructions and he will amaze you by telling you what number you chose.

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Did he get your number right? How does he do it?!

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Jo - Coordinator's picture
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Hi gore_ross, You're right, it doesn't work on a phone, I'm sorry. We're working to make all of our site mobile friendly in the near future. Best wishes, Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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kaboooom's picture
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Now let me explain you the reason. The number is 2 dight, so it should be (10a+b). Follow his instructions, it will end up as 9a. now you wold mention the mutiply of 9's sign is all the same.

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DanielDane's picture
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Simple! I dont know how but the game knows at what symbol you are looking at,and it can guess it.Try to do a random number,remember the symbol and try it again with the same number,look at another symbol and it wont guess the correct symbol!
Sorry for my bad English

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cupcakeID123's picture
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Sorry danieldane but i tried that and he can guess your number simply because every answer you have is a multiple of 9,if you look at the symbol page all multiples of 9 (other than 90) HAVE THE same symbol!!

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sg's picture
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unknown number count is now 15 1 + 5 = 6, then 6 -1 = 5, and then look at the number of such 16 and voalya

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Crouton's picture
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Look, if you take a number N=10xa+b, where b is between 0 and 9 and a between 1 and 9. Ok?
So, you have (10a+b) - (a+b)=9a, right ? After that, look at the multiples of 9, they have all the same sign. When you have your result (ex: 12>1+2=3>12-3=9), which is a multiple of 9. The squirrel must just say these sign and he's right ! Understood, now ?

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Crouton's picture
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Woof4, look, if you take N=10a+b, where b is between 0 and 9, and a between 1and 9, you have :
(10a+b) - (a+b) = 9a. Ok? So, the result can only be a multiple of 9 : 9,18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90. After that, look at the signs in the table. You can notice that all the multiplies of 9 have the same sign. The squirrel has just to show this sign and he's right. You see, it's no magic, but mathematics.

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