This is a number prediction technique that easily could stand by itself, but will probably find more use as one part of a multiple prediction effect.
Effect: A sealed envelope has been on view from the beginning of the show, in plain sight of the entire audience. The performer explains that the envelope contains a prediction of something that has not as yet happened. The performer also explains that to save a little time, before the show had started, two people from the audience were each asked to think of any tliree digit number that came to mind.
The spectators were also told that under no circumstances are they to tell anyone the numbers that they are thinking of.
Molding a large pad of paper, the performer asks one of the two people to call out any one of the three digits that he had thought of. This number is then printed on the top right hand side of the paper. The second person is then asked for any one of the three digits that he had thought of, which the performer then prints just to the left of the first person's choice, forming at random a two digit number. The first person is then asked for a second digit, which the performer prints underneath his first choice, and then the second person is asked for a second number, which is printed underneath his first choice also, forming a second two digit number underneath the first two digit number.
Each spectator is then asked to reveal their remaining digit from the numbers that they had thought of, which the performer prints underneath their first two choices forming a third two digit number.
This column of randomly called off numbers, that the two spectators had merely thought of, is given to a spectator to total up. When the total has been determined, and then checked it is shown to the audience. Then the prediction envelope is opened by a spectator and read out loud. The total and the prediction match exactly!
Mrthoil: A clip board, or any other impression device that you are i omlortable with is all that's needed to accomplish this effect.
Hcforc the show, ask two people to each think of a three digit number iml then have them write them down, "just so they won't forget them i ti It is also important to remember which person wrote down which ■ I the two numbers.
When in private, open the board to get the two sets of numbers. Write mi.- of the three digit numbers in a vertical column on a sheet of paper.
Write the other three digit number also in a vertical column just to the l< lt of the first column.
Add up the numbers, and the answer that you receive is the same number that you seal in an envelope as your prediction.
You're now set to perform except for just one detail. The person whose numbers were placed in the vertical column on the right side of your addition problem must have his numbers placed on the right side of the problem to be formed later in the show.
V I've stated before, this effect could quite easily stand alone, but in a multiple test 1 feel it would play even better, so I'll describe one later in this book. Also as a final force for a one ahead would be an excellent usage of this technique.
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