**Maths Trick 1**

Get your calculators out or switch your phone to calculator mode,and think of any number.

Write this number down on a piece of paper.

Now add 5,

Multiply by 2,

Square (i.e. times the number you now have by itself),

Minus 100,

Divide by your original number,

Minus 40,

Divide by your original number,

Add 4.

If my powers of mind reading are strong enough you should now have the number 8.

How did this work?

**TRICK 2**

Write down a number,

Add 5,

Multiply by 3,

Minus 15,

Divide by your original number,

Add 7.

Again, if my powers of mind reading are strong enough you should now have the number 10.

Or

an even simpler one:

**TRICK 3 **

Write down a number,

Add 5,

Minus your original number.

Again, if my powers of mind reading arestrong enough you should now have thenumber 5.

Are you starting to see how I’m tricking you? 😉

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