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How to Tell a Person's Age.

Among many ingenious schemes for telling a person's age this is one of the easiest and best. Let the person whose age is to be discovered do the figuring. Suppose, for example, if it is a girl, that her age is fifteen, and that she was born in August. Let her put down the number of the month in- which she was born, and proceed as follows : Number of month .. .. 8 Multiply by 2 16 Addo 21 Multiply by 50 .. .. •• 1,050 Then add her asre, 15 .. .. 1,065 Then subtract 365, leaving .. 700 Then add 115 .. ... ■ • 815 She then announces the result, Sls, whereupon she may be informed that her age is fifteen, and August, or the eighth month, is the month of her birth. The two figures to the right in the result will always indicate the age, and the remaining figure or figures tbe month the birthday comes in. This rule never fails for all ages up to 100. For ages under ten a cipher will appear prefixed in the result, but no account is taken of this. ______^

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How to Tell a Person's Age., Issue 8442, 17 February 1891

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How to Tell a Person's Age. Issue 8442, 17 February 1891

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