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delirium happy

Because I want to gloat that I managed to figure out how it works in about three seconds :)

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Go on then, clever-clogs. Tell all. It was right the first time I tried, but wrong the second. What's the theory?Ë

You are choosing a two digit number, which can be expressed in the form 10x + y where x is the tens digit and y is the units digit. You then subtract x and y thusly

10x + y - x - y = 9x

x is an integer from 1 to 9, so your final total is a multiple of 9 between 9 and 81, and all these possible results have the same picture.

The times that it doesn't work are when you pick 0 as the first of the two digits because for some reason the creator apparently didn't think of that. Otherwise the multiples of 9 are all the same though.

Bah. took me about 30 seconds to work it out.

Do I bow down before your superior intellect now? ;-)


You mean to say you didn't do that anyway? I'm disapointed in you...

That's right. But one of the advantages of being inferior is not having to care ;-)

It crashed my browser in 3 seconds. Do I get to gloat? :)

Ah, the joys of netscape...I really should update this thing at some point...

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