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This is a prediction effect with numbers that can be performed close-up or to a large audience. It requires no preparation and is comparatively easy to perform. You will only need a sheet of paper and a pen, or blackboard and chalk.

Effect:-

You ask any spectator for a 3 figure number and write it down so that it is clearly seen by everyone. A second and third person give two more 3 figure numbers which are written underneath the first.

"If I said that I could predict the total of these 3 numbers you would not be amazed because you could think that I was quick at figures and had added them up as you chose them.

"But if we take all these figures and I ask you to completely rearrange them you must agree that no-one could know the total they will make."

Nevertheless, you do make a prediction, leaving it unseen with a spectator. The audience themselves now rearrange the figures, making three entirely different numbers. Despite the fairness and freedom of choice, the new total obtained is shown to have been accurately predicted.

Method:-

Although this is not difficult it is necessary to think carefully. (So that you may follow this explanation easily we will use the numbers in our illustration).

As you write the first three figure number down you mentally add up the sum of its figures and add two zeros:

You repeat this with the second number chosen but adding only one zero:

The last number's digits are added and no zero is added:

You now add these 'secret' numbers together:

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