View Full Version : Calculate your age with chocolate math

11-17-2005, 11:18 AM
I know there has to be some mathmatical whizzes here. Whats the formula for this? Supposedly 2005 is the only year this will work.


1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate
(more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1755 ....
If you haven't, add 1754.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are your age!

El Gato Pollo Loco!!!
11-17-2005, 11:33 AM
That's freaky...woah!

11-17-2005, 12:56 PM
Why does that work?

11-17-2005, 05:25 PM
Whatever your Chocolate Index is - call it X - after step 4 you're at 100X + 250. Adding 1755 to that gives you 100X + 2005.

2005 minus your birth year of course equals your age; you multiplied your Chocolate Index by 100, so it will be in the 100s place in the final computation.

This will not work next year (although you can easily gin up another version), or if you're over 99 years of age.

11-17-2005, 05:40 PM
why oh why do people think of things like this? The strain is going to give me an aneurism.

11-17-2005, 06:37 PM
It said I was 95 years old. What's up with that?

Just kidding.