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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Xraf 7 June, 2015 - 00:51

I didn't work I tried 20 and 30 both times failed, how does he guess all the others numbers but not mine?

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JupiterKatz 11 May, 2015 - 10:35

25=2 and 5 is 7
25 minus 7 is 18

58=5 and 8 is 13
58 minus 13 is 45

45 and 18 has same symbol

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hoboman655 14 March, 2015 - 23:19

Figured it out in 2 seconds. It always ends up as a multiple of nine and all of the symbols for multiples of nine are the same. Problem solved!

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Illuminati 14 March, 2015 - 13:11

the number you get is able to be divided by 9 NO MATTER WHAT. If you hadn't noticed all multiples of nine in the symbol chart are the exact same symbol, they just confuse you by changing the symbol each time. TRY IT

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Mathsolver 14 March, 2015 - 09:18

this is solution check
10 = 1 = 9
11 = 2 = 9
12 = 3 = 9
13 = 4 =9
14= 5= 9
15=6 =9
16= 7= 9
etc
than you have
20=2=18
21=3=18
22=4=18
etc
30=3=27
31=4=27
etc
it's is always the multiple of 9 so
watch at the symbols of
9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81 ,90 etc they are the same
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JoeTKO 12 March, 2015 - 14:55

He can't guess the number if you choose 30 or 20, because 30 3+0=3 30-3=37 and 20 2+0=2 20-2=28 and it's not a multiple of 9

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2Good4You 12 March, 2015 - 20:15

30-3 is not 37... It's 27
And 20-2 is not 28, it's 18...
You should go practice math more..

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KiritoKazuto 11 March, 2015 - 23:46

This game's trick is actually quite simple to figure out.

First, he asks for a number, and asks you to follow his steps, however not that after the steps your number will always become a multiple of 9.

Second, on the symbol page all of the multiples of the number 9 are the same but are mixed up so that nobody figures out the trick. Every try, the symbol changes and so does the order.

Finally, since your number is a multiple of 9, he will know the symbol no matter what your
number is

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LeeR1997 11 March, 2015 - 21:20

Not entirely sure whether someone has posted this already, but spoiler alert(!):

Let's say a two digit number is represented as XY, where X = 4 and Y = 3
43 is the same as 40 + 3, which would be in algebraic terms 10X + Y

When adding the two digits, it's the same as X + Y. 4 + 3 = 7

Subtracting (X + Y) from (10X + Y) would remove the Y term and leave you with 9X, so that any answer you would get is a multiple of 9 (up to 81). 43 - 7 = 36, and 9 * 4 = 36

The set of symbols change each time to spice things up a little, yet the 9 times tables up to and including 81 remain the same. It's a simple yet crafty trick.

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josipbosnjak7 11 March, 2015 - 21:16

You have 95 numbers, first 8 are for nothing, symbol that you have mostly on your paper is the one that he will pick, you want to know why? than read this.
First look at your paper few times again, screenshot it, you will see that any symbol that you connect in his occasion is 36, and that number minus 9 (3+6=9) will be symbol that is mostly crowded on the paper, so look at every number and connect them and when you minus, that number with his digit's summed you will get most crowded symbol on the paper. Mostly crowded symbol will be at number 9, 18, 27, 36,45, 54,63,72,81 surely.
I'm sorry if you didn't understand me so good, but I think you have.
CSG answer me if I'm right!

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Jit43000 11 March, 2015 - 20:53

It's much more simple then it looks :D.
When the game starts it already has a shape in kind (for example a "pyramid")
Then your asked to think of a number with ONLY 2 Digits.
All the numbers which you can make from any 2 digit number has the same shape (in this case the "pyramid") so 12, 1+2-3, 12-3= 9 <-- this number will have the same shape as 0 and all the numbers which your able to make. 45, 4+5=9, 45-9=36 36 will also have the same shape (in this case a pyramid)
All the commands in this game is much more simple then you think, its just placing an image on all the possible numbers which can be created and then revealing it.

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sondreee 11 March, 2015 - 20:30

I've tried several times and he guessed it right every time. So i let my mum try once and he guessed wrong symbol...

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2Good4You 11 March, 2015 - 20:24

It's the trick of 9.
When you choose a number between 11 to 99. And do what he tells you to. You get the symbol that's always every nineth.
Table of 9
9 × 1 = 9
9 × 2 = 18
9 × 3 = 27
9 × 4 = 36
9 × 5 = 45
9 × 6 = 54
9 × 7 = 63
9 × 8 = 72
9 × 9 = 81
Example 1. Number is 84
8+4=12 84-12=72
Example 2. Number 45 Get it?
4+5=9 45-9=36

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jarando 11 March, 2015 - 20:00

no matter which number u pick you will always get a multiple of 9 as a result (9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81).
if u look at the table u can see that there is always the same symbol next to all of these numbers. 100% success rate

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Scrookiefly 11 March, 2015 - 19:49

Guys, just think for a bit..
There is only a limited amount of numbers you can get. The placard with the symbols will change everytime. The limited amount of numbers that you will always get will all have the same symbol, which is the symbol the squirrel shows at the end.

You're welcome :)

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ElliotVS 11 March, 2015 - 19:18

Your number will always end up as a number in the 9 times table, all the numbers in the 9 times table are the same symbol.

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