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From: hypersang
Date: Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:04am
Subject: Re: 4x4

Sorry everyone I tried to draw a diagonal for the 4x4 grid but it
didn't come out properly.

08 + 02 + 09 + 41 = 60 and 01, 07, 42, 10 = 60 (both the diagonals)

I forgot to mention that if you add the corners you also get 60.
08 + 01 + 10 + 41 = 60.

Amazing stuff!

Sang

--- In a previous message hypersang wrote:
> As long as you're genuinely into magic and stuff im ok with that,
> good to see young talented magicians about. I think you're fine,
just
> means we can't go to a bar and if we do you'll have to drink cokes
> all night :)
>
> We will assume you already know the number they are thinking of...
>
> The effect is this:
> -------------------
>
> You get someone to think of a number between 30-100, then you do
the
> mind-reading gesture (whatever your suited performance is for that)
> and while doing that you write down loads of numbers (probably in
> sets of 4's) and the spectator will think you're wrong all the way
> through it.
>
> At the end of it they will probably think you've failed with all
them
> attempts! So you ask what their number is... in this example they
> have chosen 60. So you say "60 - really? That's bizarre because you
> see.... each line ADDS up to 60 across, downloads, and even
> diagonally"
>
> Example of the 4x4 is:
> ----------------------
> 08, 11, 40, 01
> 39, 02, 07, 12
> 03, 42, 09, 06
> 10, 05, 04, 41
>
> 4x4 Grid added up:
> -----------------------
> 08, 11, 40, 01 <-- 60 (8 + 11 + 40 + 01 = 60)
> 39, 02, 07, 12 <-- 60
> 03, 42, 09, 06 <-- 60
> 10, 05, 04, 41 <-- 60
> \
> ^ ^ ^ ^ \
>|| \
> 60 60 60 60 60 (diagonal)
>
> That should freak them out a bit with your mental/mathematical
skills.
>
> You can freak them out more by saying you will ADD the edge numbers
> with the opposite ends ie. 11 + 40 + 05 + 04 = 60
> or you can do 39 + 03 + 12 + 06 = 60.
>
> To rub it in further - ADD the middle 4 numbers:
> 02 + 07 + 42 + 09 = 60.
>
> Hope that diagram is easy to understand and that i've explained it
> well enough to get the idea.
>
> Sang
>
> PS. This effect is not called the 4x4! --- In a previous message Suggestionist wrote:
> > Hey everyone!
> >
> > I HAVE LOADS OF STUFF TO SAY AND ASK CAUSE I HAVEN'T
> > POSTED FOR A LONG LONG TIME. ANYWAY......
> >
> > First of all , could someone please explain the effect which
> > everyone is called "4x4". I Have never heard of it before. I
would
> > be really grateful if someone did.
> >
> > Second. As for the meeting up for a 'Derren Brown' night out. I
> > would love to! I am from London and I think that would be a great
> > idea. Unfortunately , I am only 12. Please don't think '...oh
look
> > he's some wannabe little kid..' or somthing like that 'cause I'm
> > not. I have been doing magic for 5 years and NLP , Hypnosis
> > and Suggestion for about a year and half now. ANyway , umm i
> > cannot think of anyth8ing else so...c u everyone

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