Always 5

Find a calculator or a pencil and paper.

Ask your friend (or everyone in the room) to choose any number.**Example** : 43

Add the next highest number to it

43 + **44** = 87

Add **9**

87 + 9 = 96

Divide by **2**

96 / 2 = 48

Subtract your original number

48 – 43 = 5

Everyone’s answer will **always be 5**

Try another number.

### More Always Five

Choose any number between 1 and 99

Multiply this number by

22 x 5 = 110

Add

110 + 25 = 135

Divide this number by

135 / 5 = 27

Subtract your original number

27 – 22 = 5

Everyone’s answer will

**Example**: 22Multiply this number by

**5**22 x 5 = 110

Add

**25**to your product110 + 25 = 135

Divide this number by

**5**135 / 5 = 27

Subtract your original number

27 – 22 = 5

Everyone’s answer will

**always be 5****One More Trick**

Choose any number.

Double it.

Add 10 to it.

Now half the number.

Then subtract your first number.

The answer will be five.

Double it.

Add 10 to it.

Now half the number.

Then subtract your first number.

The answer will be five.

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