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Clever little trick - but sussed it too after a few gos.....

Barry

very cool

Nice trick - solved it on go 2 by not actually picking a number.(Never could do what I was told!)

We do these all the time in Mensa.

Don't read further if you don't want to know:

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The basic theory is like an accounting transposition. If you had up a column of two or more digit numbers, and the sum is off by a multiple of 9, then you have a transposition error somewhere, e.g.: 310 may be written as 130 in error (difference of 180, divisible by nine).

The initial computation always result in a multiple of nine. Then the magic symbol chart has the same symbol at those multiples.

Magic!

No, Mathgic!

Surreyman(Level: 266.9 - Posts: 2769)Mon, 14th Jan '08 3:27 AMSPOOKY!Try this:

http://www.milaadesign.com/wizardy.htmlIt's a trick, of course, which I later solved. But very effective!