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# MSE Charlotte's Free Game of the Week: Amazing Mind Reader

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM

Don't forget if you have a suggestion for a game and want to see it in the Moneysaving tip email [EMAIL="freegame&#64;moneysavingexpert.com"][email protected][/EMAIL] or let me know what kind of games are your favourite.

Hi, my name’s Charlotte Burns… …and I’m a deals hunting, coupon-loving glitch addict. Before joining MoneySavingExpert, I used to hunt for deals in my spare time – now I get to do it and get paid. Talk about landing my dream job! Read my Deals Hunter blogs to see what I'm on about. If you have any tips for me to look into tell me on the Forum or on Twitter #DealsHunter.

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• Forumite
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How on earth can you announce that this is the 'Free Game of the Week'. It's NOT a 'game' at all!
• Forumite
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and it's very patronising
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and it isn't 100% correct?! 1st time it got mine right, 2nd it got it wrong?!!
• Forumite
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How does it work? I've tried it seven times and it got it every time!
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and it isn't 100% correct?! 1st time it got mine right, 2nd it got it wrong?!!
How did it get it wrong?
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spowers wrote: »
How does it work? I've tried it seven times and it got it every time!
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The second digit in the two digit number is irrelevant. Lets say you pick 37. You then subtract the 3 and the 7. If you picked 36 then you subtract the 3 and the 6. Because you are always subtracting the second digit from itself it becomes irrelevant.
After subtracting the second digit you are left with 10, 20, 30, 40, ...
You then subtract the first digit and you are left with 9, 18, 27, 36, ...
[You may notice that these are the numbers in the 9 times table.]
These numbers always have the same symbols as each other whenever the game is refreshed. But they don't always have the same symbols as they did the last time you played the game so it's not obvious at first that it's always using the same trick.

Thanks.
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