Current work: MH duo book 1
Listening to: Bach
Reading: Natasha Oakley, Wanted: White Wedding (finished it last night and really enjoyed it)
I’m still full of lurgy (someone has sandpapered my throat, I’m freezing but sweating at the same time, and I really should buy shares in Kleenex – not to mention the cough from hell) so today I’m going to give you a mathematical puzzle in which you can tell your age by chocolate. (Work it out as you read; don’t cheat by looking at the end.)
- Pick the number of chocolates you’d like to eat today (between 1 and 9)
- Double it (just to be greedy)
- Add 5
- Multiply by 50
- If you have already had your birthday this year, add 1758 – if not, add 1757.
- Subtract the four-digit year of your birth.
(NB obviously that only works for this year - you need to tweak the mathematical equation for it to work next year)