Number Game

by Dudley
(Roseville, CA. U.S.A.)

1. Think of any positive whole number. No fractions, no decimals,no percents.

2. Double that number.

3. Add 10 to that result in step 2.

4. Divide the result in step 3 by 2.

5. Subtract the number in step #1 from the number in step #4.

6. The answer will always be 5.

Let x be the number

Double x : 2x

Add 10 to 2x : 2x + 10

Divide the number by 2: (2x + 10) / 2 = x + 5

Subtract x from x + 5: x + 5 - x = 5

Example

Let 8 be the number

Double 8: 16

Divide 26 by 2: 26/2 = 13

Subtract 8 from 13: 13 - 8 = 5

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