your age by chocolate math

Determine how many times a week you eat or want to eat chocolate. It must be a number between 1 and 10, including 1 or 10.

  • Let’s say you eat chocolate 8 times a week (we won’t tell).

Multiply that number by 2.

  • 8 x 2 = 16

Add 5 to the previous result.

  • 16 + 5 = 21

Multiply that by 50.

  • 21 x 50 = 1050

Add the current year.

  • 1050 + 2009 = 3059

Subtract 250 if you’ve had a birthday this year. If you haven’t had a birthday this year, subtract 251.

  • Let’s say your birthday hasn’t passed yet.
  • 3059 – 251 = 2808

Subtract your birth year.

  • Assuming you were born in 1975…
  • 2808 – 1975 = 833

You’ll end up with a 3 or 4 digit number. The last two digits are your age (if you’re under 10 years old there will be a zero before your age). The remaining one or two digits will be the number of times per week you eat or want chocolate (the number you specified in the first step).

 

*If you’d like to see how the pictured cake is made, see this video by Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio.