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27 October 2000

Halloween Number Trick (& Treat)

Here's some tricky number magic for Halloween. Take the year of your birth, or any number with at least two different digits. Then scramble the digits of your number any way you like to make a different number. Subtract the smaller from the larger. Finally add up all the digits of your answer and look at the picture below. Start at the skull on top as number one, and keep counting clockwise around the circle until you get to your number. I'm sure you'll land on the pumpkin! How does this Halloween trick work, and how is it a useful treat?

(Halloween clipart from Roxy's Renditions Halloween Holiday Graphic Collection.)

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