Try this phone number math trick: ________________________________________________ Here is an unbelievable math trick. I wonder who came up with this and why that person is not running the country!?! 1. Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one in your head) 2. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the area code) 3. Multiply by 80 4. Add 1 5. Multiply by 250 6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number 7. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again. 8. Subtract 250 9. Divide number by 2 Do you recognize the answer? ____________________________________________ Extra bonus points if you figure out how this trick works (please don't post it publicly - you will ruin the fun for other readers). Hint: think about phone numbers in a general way (not just about yours).